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noun [C] uk   /prɒɡˈnəʊ.sɪs/  us   /prɑːɡˈnoʊ-/ (plural prognoses )
(also prognostication) medical a doctor's judgment of the likely or expected development of a disease or of the chances of getting better: The prognosis after the operation was for a full recovery. a statement of what is judged likely to happen in the future, especially in connection with a particular situation: I was reading a gloomy economic prognosis in the paper this morning.
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