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pre·dic·tion

prediction

 
 
pronunciation:
pr dIk shn
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act of telling or trying to tell what will happen in the future.
Prediction of the weather is the job of meteorologists.
synonyms:
foretelling, prophecy
similar words:
forecast
definition 2: a statement that something might happen or is expected to happen.
The wizard made a prediction that the treasure would be found in seven years.
synonyms:
prophecy
similar words:
forecast, projection
Word Parts  About this feature
The word prediction contains the following parts:
pre- Latin prefix that means before
synonyms:
pro-2, ante-
antonyms:
post-
 
dic, dict Latin root that means speak, declare
-ion Latin noun-forming suffix that means the act, process, or result of
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The suffix -ion attaches to bases that are Latin verb stems ending in s or t.