Meaning of PREDICTION in English


pre ‧ dic ‧ tion AC /prɪˈdɪkʃ ə n/ BrE AmE noun [uncountable and countable]

[ Word Family: noun : ↑ prediction , ↑ predictability ≠ ↑ unpredictability , ↑ predictor ; adjective : ↑ predictable ≠ ↑ unpredictable , ↑ predictive ; verb : ↑ predict ; adverb : ↑ predictably ≠ ↑ unpredictably ]

a statement about what you think is going to happen, or the act of making this statement

prediction of

predictions of a Republican victory

The data can be used to make useful economic predictions.

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■ verbs

▪ make a prediction

It is far too early to make predictions about the outcome of the inquiry.

▪ confirm a prediction (=show that it was right)

They are now planning further tests to confirm their predictions.

■ adjectives

▪ accurate/correct

Jane's prediction proved to be accurate.

▪ a confident prediction (=one that you think is probably right)

The situation is so uncertain that it is hard to make a confident prediction.

▪ a dire/gloomy prediction (=saying that something bad will happen)

There have been some gloomy predictions about the economy recently.

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English.      Longman - Словарь современного английского языка.