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"prophecy" in British English

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prophecynoun

uk   /ˈprɒf.ə.si/  us   /ˈprɑː.fə-/
[C] a ​statement that says what is going to ​happen in the ​future, ​especially one that is ​based on what you ​believe about a ​particularmatterrather than ​existingfacts: The ​ministersuggested that the ​dire prophecies of ​certainleadingenvironmentalists were ​somewhatexaggerated. These ​doom and ​gloom prophecies are doing little to ​help the ​economy. [U] formal the ​ability to say what is going to ​happen in the ​future
(Definition of prophecy from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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prophecynoun [C]

 us   /ˈprɑf·ə·si/
a ​statement that ​tells what will ​happen in the ​future: biblical prophecies
(Definition of prophecy from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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