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Definition of Forecast


  1. To plan beforehand; to scheme; to project.
  2. To foresee; to calculate beforehand, so as to provide for.
  3. To contrive or plan beforehand.
  4. Previous contrivance or determination; predetermination.
  5. Foresight of consequences, and provision against them; prevision; premeditation.

Forecast Quotations

Weather forecast for tonight: dark.
George Carlin

You don't need to know this - but here goes: due to some acquired infantilism, I feel compelled to fall asleep listening to the radio. On a good night, I'll push the frail barque of my psyche off into the waters of Lethe accompanied by the midnight newsreader - on a bad one, it's the shipping forecast.
Will Self

The key to making a good forecast is not in limiting yourself to quantitative information.
Nate Silver

The most reliable way to forecast the future is to try to understand the present.
John Naisbitt

We really can't forecast all that well, and yet we pretend that we can, but we really can't.
Alan Greenspan
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Forecast Translations

forecast in Afrikaans is voorspelling
forecast in Danish is forudsige
forecast in Dutch is beduiden, voorspellen, voorzeggen
forecast in Norwegian is forutsi, forutsigelse
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