from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. Present participle of forecast.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The process of calculating and predicting future events, usually based on extrapolation from past experience, and with varying degress of uncertainty.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having forethought; characterized by premeditation.
  • n. The act of one who forecasts, or provides for consequences; premeditation.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a statement made about the future


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