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(pronounced AW-ger)

Whether used as a noun or a verb (as in the example sentence below), this term refers to foretelling future events or conditions. In ancient times, augurs’ predictions were often spurred by omens, but in more modern times, the forecasts are usually inspired by statistical data.

EXAMPLE: Jack felt that the fact that all but one of interior design students had landed an internship before they left for spring break augured a recovery in the A&D market.