1. someone who makes predictions of the future (usually on the basis of special knowledge)
Derivationally related forms: ↑prognosticate (for: ↑prognosticator), ↑predict, ↑forecast (for: ↑forecaster)
Hypernyms: ↑visionary, ↑illusionist, ↑seer
Hyponyms: ↑astrologer, ↑astrologist, ↑fortuneteller, ↑fortune teller
2. information that supports a probabilistic estimate of future events

the weekly bulletin contains several predictors of mutual fund performance

Hypernyms: ↑information
3. a computer for controlling antiaircraft fire that computes the position of an aircraft at the instant of a shell's arrival
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