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English definition of “augury”

augury

noun uk   /ˈɔːɡ.jʊ.ri/ us    /ˈɑːɡ.jɚ.i/ formal
[C] a sign of what might happen in the future: These sales figures are a good augury for another profitable year. [U] the skill of knowing what will happen in the future: His remarkable recovery defied all medical augury.
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