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Definition of "prognosis" []

  • A prediction of the probable course and outcome of a disease. (noun)
  • The likelihood of recovery from a disease. (noun)
  • A forecast or prediction: a gloomy prognosis for economic recovery. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "prognosis" in a sentence
  • "Surgery was performed to insert a screw, and the prognosis is the man expected to replace Jarrett Brown will be out until nearly the start of the spring."
  • "Capital-L Life knows your long-term prognosis is death, so all it gives a rat's ass about is next week."
  • "They caught the cancer early and my prognosis is great."