foretelling vs prediction what difference

what is difference between foretelling and prediction

English

Verb

foretelling

  1. present participle of foretell

Noun

foretelling (plural foretellings)

  1. prediction
    foretellings of doom

Synonyms

  • foretale


English

Alternative forms

  • prædiction (archaic)

Etymology

Borrowed from Latin praedictio, praedictionis; equivalent to predict +‎ -ion. Equivalent to Germanic forespeaking, foretale, foretelling.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /pɹɪˈdɪkʃn/

Noun

prediction (plural predictions)

  1. A statement of what will happen in the future.
    Synonyms: forecast, foretale, foretelling, prognosis, prognostication
    • “It’s tough to make predictions, especially about the future.” Yogi Berra or Robert Storm Petersen (in translation from Danish)
  2. A probability estimation based on statistical methods.

Synonyms

Related terms

  • predict

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