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Prescribed vs Predicted - What's the difference?

prescribed | predicted |

As verbs the difference between prescribed and predicted

is that prescribed is past tense of prescribe while predicted is past tense of predict.




  • (prescribe)

  • prescribe


    Alternative forms

    * (archaic)

    Usage notes

    * The pronunciation with the stressed first syllable is normally used only when added distinction from (proscribe) is required.


  • To order (a drug or medical device) for use by a particular patient.
  • The doctor prescribed aspirin.
  • To specify as a required procedure or ritual; to lay down authoritatively as a guide, direction, or rule of action.
  • * Shakespeare
  • Prescribe not us our duties.
  • * Dryden
  • Let streams prescribe their fountains where to run.

    See also

    * proscribe English transitive verbs ----




  • (predict)
  • :2006 , Christopher Baum, An Introduction to Modern Econometrics Using Stata , iv. 104
  • ;:There are two commonly used definitions of "prediction", the predicted' value and the forecast. The ' predicted value estimates the average value of the dependent variable for given values of the regressors.
  • :2012 , (Jeremy Bernstein), " A Palette of Particles" in (American Scientist) , Vol. 100, No. 2, p. 146
  • ::The physics of elementary particles in the 20th century was distinguished by the observation of particles whose existence had been predicted by theorists sometimes decades earlier.