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     The subscriber of is sustained by recent admission of a word defined by 'Wiktionary' and 'Urban Dictionary'which professes is an alternative form to the word, 'pognostication'. For discussion regarding the invention of the new word, 'prognostification' and its significance, I would draw the subscriber's attention to the main page of this website, 'Prognostification', and share hope that this word, and its root meaning will be amplified. Furthermore, the subscriber would enjoy a definition of the word discussed by 'Oxford Dictionaries' and 'Merriam-Webster', and even 'Collins', those the subscriber recognizes as authority in the definition of words. The subscriber subsides, however, from too much encouragement in the recent word definition, because there has been no defintion at present of the parts of that word, which distinguishes the two related words in the English language.  

prognostify progˈnostify, v.Obs.rare
In 5–6 pronostify-yfy-efy.
[ad. med.L. type *pro(g)nōstific-āre, or OF. *pronostifier: see prognostic n.1 and -fy.]
prognosticate v. Hence progˈnostifying vbl. n.
1495 Trevisa's Barth. De P.R. vi. xxvii. (W. de W.) o ij, Dremes..ben somtyme open & playne, and somtyme wrappyd in fyguratyf mystyk and dymme & derke pronostifyenge & tokenynge as it faryd in Pharaoes dremes. Ibid. vii. lx. r vij b, They [ulcers]..ben messengers and pronostyfyen the peryll of leprehede. c 1500 Coventry Corp. Chr. Plays App. iv. 119 Let us haue sum commenecasion Of this seyd star be old pronostefying How hyt apperud & vnder what fassion.

Oxford English Dictionary

prognosticate ▪ I. progˈnosticate, n.Obs.
[f. med.L. prognōsticāt-um that which is prognosticated: see next.]
A sign or token of some future event; also, a prediction, forecast: = prognostication 4.
1561 T. Hoby tr. Castiglione's Courtyer ii. (1577) I j b, Yet were they..a token of libertie, where these haue been a prognosticate of bondage. 1577–87 Holinshed Chron. I. 173/1 They neuer appeare but as prognosticats of afterclaps. 1652 Gaule Magastrom. 330 Behold what truth is in the vain prognosticates of fond astrologers!
▪ II. progˈnosticate, a.Obs.rare
[ad. med.L. prognōsticāt-us, pa. pple. of prognōsticāre: see next.]
1582 Stanyhurst æneis i. (Arb.) 32 Thee wise diuined, by this prognosticat horshead, That Moors wyde conquest should gayne with vittayl abundant.
▪ III.prognosticate, v.
Also 6–7 pron-; 6 pa. tense and pple. -at(e.
[f. ppl. stem of med.L. pro(g)nōsticāre to prognosticate, foreshow, foretell: see prognostic v.]
1. trans. To know or tell of (an event, etc.) beforehand; to have previous knowledge of, to presage; to foretell, predict, prophesy, forecast.
a 1529 Skelton Sp. Parrot 138 To pronostycate truly the chaunce of fortunys dyse. 1542 Udall Erasm. Apoph. 61 A philosophier in Plato his tyme had prognosticate y⊇ eclipse of ye soonne. 1582 Stanyhurst æneis iii. (Arb.) 82 By flight and chirping byrds too prognosticat aptlye. 1612 Woodall Surgeon's Mate Wks. (1653) 91 To know the manner of the hurt, that he may wisely prognosticate the danger. 1709 Strype Ann. Ref. I. i. 44 Wizards and conjurers prognosticating that she should not live out a year. 1842 J. Wilson Chr. North(1857) II. 24 Prudent men prognosticated evil. 1884 Pall Mall Gaz. 19 Jan. 1/2 Other cogent reasons for prognosticating such a revolution.
b. Of things: To betoken; to give previous notice of; to indicate beforehand.
a 1533 Frith Another Bk. agst. Rastel Prol., Wks. (1829) 208 Doth not this pretty pageant..signify & prognosticate that tragedy they will play hereafter? 1549 Compl. Scot. vi. 39 The suannis murnit, be cause the gray goul mau pronosticat ane storme. 1600 Holland Livy xxxvi. i. 919 Euen the very first beasts that were slain, prognosticated fortunat successe. 1684 Contempl. St. Man i. x. (1699) 108 The Death of a Monarch..Prognosticated by an Eclipse or Comet. 1768 H. Walpole Hist. Doubts 106 Yet these portents were far from prognosticating a tyrant. 1825 Cobbett Rur. Rides 283 Everything seems to prognosticate a hard winter.
2. intr. To make or utter a prognostication; to prophesy ofObs.
1560 J. Daus tr. Sleidane's Comm. 299 b, For Christ him selfe..did prognosticate of great stormes. 1665 R. Brathwait Comment Two Tales (Chaucer Soc.) 9 Albeit he could judiciously prognosticate of seasons.
b. Of a thing: To give promise or indication.
1851 Nichol Archit. Heav. 296 If the aggregation of stars in the Milky Way goes on—as it prognosticates—for ages.
Hence progˈnosticated ppl. a.progˈnosticating vbl. n. and ppl. a.
1599 Hakluyt Voy. II. 58 If any mans father be sick, the son straight goes vnto the..prognosticating priest. 1613 Purchas Pilgrimage (1614) 64 Peucer..confuteth their fiue kindes of prognosticating. 1790 Burke Fr. Rev. Wks. V. 411 In order, by a proper foresight, to prevent the prognosticated evil. 1842 J. Wilson Chr. North (1857) II. 237 All the prognosticating sights and sounds.

Usage examples of "prognosticate".

I, as my nature prompted, would not prognosticate evil, but explained it away as a mere casual incident.

Had the issue of the campaign in Catalonia been such as the beginning seemed to prognosticate, the French king might have in some measure consoled himself for his disgraces in the Netherlands.

He was intimately acquainted with the business of the house, and knew every individual member so exactly, that with one glance of his eye he could prognosticate the fate of every motion.

Some time after, the people discovered their sentiments in such a manner as was sufficient to prognosticate to the priests the fate which was awaiting them.

This prince was in the twenty-third year of his age, was of an agreeable figure, of a mild and gentle disposition, and having never discovered a propensity to any dangerous vice, it was natural to prognosticate tranquillity and happiness from his government.

The two horses, now on the west side of the racetrack, were almost neckand-neck, and it would have been difficult to prognosticate which had the better chance of victory.

In the evening previous to the feast of expiation, a man wishing to pry into futurity carried a lighted candle to the synagogue, and from particular appearances of the flame he prognosticated whether good was to follow him and his, or whether he and his family were to be overtaken by evil.

They attentively listened to the groans and cries of wild beasts, and prognosticated from them, and believed in witchcraft.

On this, the fourth day, the priests prognosticated the future state of the deceased.

Scotland also prognosticated the weather of the coming season, according to whether Candlemas was clear or foul.

I was delighted to find a change in Idris, which I fondly hoped prognosticated the happiest results.

And as it was known that his consort, who had great influence over him, was extremely disquieted in mind on account of his dissensions with the holy father, all men prognosticated to Julius final success in this unequal contest.

They had prognosticated that nothing would be done during this campaign, and began to insinuate that the duke could strike no stroke of importance without the assistance of prince Eugene.

Fortescue, there were in the inns of court about two thousand students, most of them men of honorable birth, who gave application to this branch of civil knowledge: a circumstance which proves, that a considerable progress was already made in the science of government, and which prognosticated a still greater.

The sanctuary was insensibly filled with a curious and mournful crowd, who, in his fate, prognosticated their own.

In an effort to define 'Prognific', here is a reference:
Google Books,. 'Clarissimi Theologi Magistri Ricardi De Mediavilla,... Super Quatuor Libros Sententiarum Petri Lombardi Quaestiones Subtilissimae, Nunc Demum... Recognitae... Necnon Conclusionibus... Adauctae Et Illustratae A R. P. F. Ludovico Silvestrio A. S. Angelo In Vado'. N.p., 2015. Web. 9 Mar. 2015.

QVAESTIOIL ¡l'u- E c v N D o quæriturz vtrumprognific- prietates fint in effentiazsz videtur m_ l ',5 (yno'n: quiaillud in quo est realis [WD, relatio, realiterrefertur 
A transcription of the sentence in Latin from this book, that mentions the records the prefix 'pro' as relevant to the word prognifics, as in the word 'proprietas' or 'the properties'. The sentence is,

Secundo quaeritur: Utrum proprietas sint in effentia et videtur non: Deus est divina effentia quia illud in quo est realis relatio, realiter referetur: sed divina effentia realiter non refertur ergo in ipsa non est proprietas relativa.

 It is difficult to for me to translate this sentence accurately without my university Latin textbooks, but this may come close:

The Second Part (of the book): Where properities are in essences and not visible. God is a divine essence, therefore His properties are divine essences.

Unfortunately, that's all for now. My latin is introductory, and I lack a grammar and dictionary, with the exception of what is available online.

The main point relating to the word 'prognific' is the sense that the citation makes of the prefix 'pro' found in 'proprietas' or properties, and the medieval theologian ditinguishes properties which participate in a divine essence, because God is a divine essense and contains properties which are divine in essence, whereas alternatively, everyday objects which do not participate with the divine are not related to the divine essense.

I should mention that online there was recorded a Hindi defintion of 'prognostification', however it doesn't seem to be there anymore. I did not record it, because I can't read Hindi.  In retrospect, it may have been useful to some subscribers.

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The subscriber might find the entry of the medieval theologian's book interesting, but should note that it was only a search result in which the full word, 'prognific', is used in place of the prefix 'pro' in 'proprietas'.  It may be a matter of some dispute whether one can even define a word using a search result of this kind. Certainly, the subscriber would consider erroneous a search result in which only parts of the word correspond.  For that reason palimpestical has omitted a result for a book about Asian-Pacific Diplomacy in Non-Governmental organizations.

In order to distinguish 'prognostication' from 'prognostification', it is usefu to decide whether both thought processes are dependant on a posteriori knowledge, or empirical evidence, and a priori knowledge, which is exclusively 'analytic', or that which is thought to be true in virtue of the meaning of a propostion when one is prognostifying.
Having satified these criteria, is it possible that 'prognostification' or
'prognostication' are thought processes in a priori knowledge that is synthetic, or a proposition that is considered true in virtue of its meaning and certain facts about the world. Noting, of course, W.V.O.
Quine, who states,

But for all its a priori reasonableness, a boundary between analytic and synthetic statements simply has not been drawn. That there is such a distinction to be drawn at all is an unempirical dogma of empiricists, a metaphysical article of faith. [Quine, 1951]

      With respect to Quine's article, concerning "the issue over there being centaurs or brick houses on Elm Street" that "seems more a question of fact, which turns upon the vaguely pragmatic inclination to adjust one strand of the fabric of science", it is a pragmatic inclination which is vague, because the method by which we assess the truth of analytic propositions repecting synonymy and "possible worlds" and word meaning extensions has yet to be an agreed upon method. It would be false  however, to say it is this vaguely pragmatic approach Science must take rather than "accomodating some particular recalicitrant experience", especially with regards to the distinct and separate meanings of the words 'prognostication' and 'prognostification'. Recognizing a need for scientific clarity, would suggest a higher regard for our language required linguistically and support that it is "rich enough for the adverb", 'necessarily', and other logical devices that the student of informal logic employs to quantify a statement, as when examining the truth and validity of propositions or their predicates. 

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