V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary
Definition: 1. a medical opinion as to the likely outcome of a disease or the chances of getting better; 2. prediction of future outcomes
Synonyms: prediction, cast, forecast, foretelling, prevision
Tips: Although prognosis is usually a medical word used to predict the outcome of a disease or surgery, prognosis is also used as a more sophisticated or academic word for prediction, forecast, or judgment.
Well, the economic prognosis is looking good, according to leading economists. (prediction, judgment, forecast)
The doctor's prognosis is that Dad will recover from the surgery and be back to normal within a couple weeks. (prediction, assessment)
Unfortunately, the prognosis does not look good; the cancer has spread. (prediction, assessment)
After two rounds of successful chemotherapy, my prognosis is good. (future outcome, prediction)
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