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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishprognosticationprog‧nos‧ti‧ca‧tion /prɒɡˌnɒstɪˈkeɪʃən $ prɑːɡˌnɑːs-/ noun [countable, uncountable] formal  [ACTIV]a statement about what you think will happen in the future syn forecast gloomy prognosticationsprognosticate /prɒɡˈnɒstɪkeɪt $ prɑːɡˈnɑːs-/ verb [transitive]
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prognosticationYou can not tell by recent events and prognostications.And yet rarely has a summit been preceded by such gloomy prognostications.In the event, these gloomy prognostications proved to be unfounded.Proponents of the changes did, however, find the prognostications of their adversaries far too pessimistic and polemical.Many of the prognostications connected with the Moon are meteorological.Bernstein, during our talks, confirmed this prognostication.But the trouble with the picture is that it does absolutely nothing with its various prognostications except play the fool with them.
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