Meaning of PREDICTION in English


/ prɪˈdɪkʃn; NAmE / noun

[ C , U ] a statement that says what you think will happen; the act of making such a statement :

Not many people agree with the government's prediction that the economy will improve.

The results of the experiment confirmed our predictions.

Skilled readers make use of context and prediction.

It's difficult to make accurate predictions about the effects on the environment.



mid 16th cent.: from Latin praedictio(n-) , from praedicere make known beforehand, from prae beforehand + dicare make known.

Oxford Advanced Learner's English Dictionary.      Оксфордский английский словарь для изучающик язык на продвинутом уровне.