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Dec. 27, 2008 - presage

[ n. press-idge; v. press-idge, pri-seyj ]
noun, verb (also -aged, -aging)

1. a presentiment or foreboding.
2. something that portends or foreshadows a future event; an omen, prognostic, or warning indication.
3. prophetic significance; augury.
4. foresight; prescience.
5. Archaic. a forecast or prediction.
–verb (used with object)
6. to have a presentiment of.
7. to portend, foreshow, or foreshadow: The incidents may presage war.
8. to forecast; predict.
–verb (used without object)
9. to make a prediction.
10. Archaic. to have a presentiment.

[ Middle English, from Latin praesāgium, from praesāgīre, to perceive beforehand: prae-, pre- + sāgīre, to perceive; see sāg- in Indo-European roots. ]

Example: Japanese cellphone trends presage converged mobile future, Jun. 10, 2005: "Mobile phones will evolve from communication tools to integrated communication devices, media terminals, credit cards, and remote controls, according to a report from telecom research firm Berg Insight. The report examines the world's most advanced mobile market, Japan, for clues about where the industry might be headed."
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