Part of speech: noun

The act of foretelling, or the thing foretold.

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Usage examples "prediction":

  1. The afternoon mail brought Dennis his mother's letter, and he wondered that her prediction should be fulfilled even before it reached him, and thus again his faith was strengthened. - "Barriers Burned Away", E. P. Roe.
  2. When the minister's son had related the prediction concerning the mounting upon the elephant, his lower parts were turned into stone. - "Folk-Tales of Bengal", Lal Behari Day.
  3. Kirkwood mended his pace accordingly, but, contrary to the prediction, had no time to spare at all. - "The Black Bag", Louis Joseph Vance.