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forecasts, 3rd person singular present; forecast, past tense; forecasted, past tense; forecast, past participle; forecasting, present participle; forecasted, past participle;
  1. Predict or estimate (a future event or trend)
    • - rain is forecast for eastern Ohio
    • - coal consumption is forecast to increase
  1. A prediction or estimate of future events, esp. coming weather or a financial trend

  1. predict in advance
  2. prognosis: a prediction about how something (as the weather) will develop
  3. calculate: judge to be probable
  4. bode: indicate by signs; "These signs bode bad news"
  5. (forecasting) prediction: a statement made about the future
  6. Forecast is an album by electronic music group 808 State which was released in 1993, exclusively in Japan. The album contains a collection of b-sides and remixes from the Gorgeous era.
  7. The Forecast is an indie rock group from Peoria, Illinois. The Forecast's sound is most recognizable for containing strong two and three part harmonies performed by combinations of their multiple vocalists, as heard in tracks such as "Red as the Moon" and "One Hundred Percent". ...
  8. The Forecast is the debut album and third release from Australian band In Fiction. One single has been released to radio from the album, " Liar Liar".
  9. Forecasting is the process of making statements about events whose actual outcomes (typically) have not yet been observed. A commonplace example might be estimation of the expected value for some variable of interest at some specified future date. Prediction is a similar, but more general term. ...
  10. (Forecasting (heating)) Egain forecasting is a method of controlling building heating by calculating demand for heating energy that should be supplied to the building in each time unit. ...
  11. An estimation of a future condition; A prediction of the weather; To estimate how a condition will be in the future
  12. (Forecasting) predicting future variables, such as the level of sales in a given period, the environmental factors that will influence the firm's performance, etc.
  13. (Forecasting) The art of estimating future demand by anticipating what buyers are likely to do under a given set of conditions.
  14. (Forecasting) Making projections about future performance on the basis of historical and current conditions data.
  15. (Forecasting) The act of estimating, calculating or predicting conditions in the future.
  16. (Forecasting) A prediction of future levels of business commerce, particularly in items of anticipated volumes of product orders, demanded by customers in a specific time unit (week, month) in a forthcoming time period (quarter, year).
  17. (Forecasting) A process of making a prediction or estimation. For example, managers may predict or estimate future environmental conditions and their impact on the organization in terms of sales revenue, market share, supply availability and so on.
  18. (Forecasting) A project activity similar to the ancient science of augury in which the future is predicted by extracting the entrails of animals and examining them. ...
  19. (Forecasting) A unique approach to planning, using scenarios, interesting use of information. Simply using new forecasting software is not interesting, unless it is used in a nontypical way. (Process)
  20. (Forecasting) Our point-in-time forecasts with up-to-date information mean we can compile detailed financial packs that will help you present key information in a simple but precise format to management team members.
  21. (Forecasting) Participants are presented a scenario, simulation, or situation and then asked what should happen next, what would they do next? The participants are expected to "predict" the future by explaining what will develop.
  22. (Forecasting) Predicting current and future market trends using existing data and facts. Analysts rely on technical and fundamental statistics to predict the directions of the economy, stock market and individual securities.
  23. (Forecasting) Predicting quantities of food to produce based on historical data.
  24. (Forecasting) Predicting stock requirements in advance so that costs can be anticipated, e.g. material requirements planning (MRP) and use of market statistics to determine purchasing.
  25. (Forecasting) Predicting that an event will happen, to a defined extent, and sometimes with a defined probability. For example "there's a 50-50 chance that at least 1 millimetre of rain will fall in this area tomorrow" is a forecast. ...