prophetic [prə fet′ik, prōfet′ik]
[MFr prophetique < LL(Ec) propheticus < Gr prophētikos]
1. of, or having the powers of, a prophet
2. of, having the nature of, or containing a prophecy [a prophetic utterance]
3. that predicts or foreshadows: Also prophetical

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  • prophetic — ► ADJECTIVE 1) accurately predicting the future. 2) relating to or characteristic of a prophet or prophecy. DERIVATIVES prophetical adjective prophetically adverb …   English terms dictionary

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