forecasting

Definitions of forecasting
  1. noun
    a statement made about the future
    synonyms: foretelling, prediction, prognostication
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    extropy
    the prediction that human intelligence and technology will enable life to expand in an orderly way throughout the entire universe
    fortunetelling
    the practice of predicting people's futures (usually for payment)
    horoscope
    a prediction of someone's future based on the relative positions of the planets
    meteorology, weather forecasting
    predicting what the weather will be
    forecast, prognosis
    a prediction about how something (as the weather) will develop
    divination, prophecy
    a prediction uttered under divine inspiration
    oracle
    a prophecy (usually obscure or allegorical) revealed by a priest or priestess; believed to be infallible
    financial forecast
    a forecast of the expected financial position and the results of operations and cash flows based on expected conditions
    weather forecast, weather outlook
    a forecast of the weather
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    statement
    a message that is stated or declared; a communication (oral or written) setting forth particulars or facts etc
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