Definitions of forecasting
  1. noun
    a statement made about the future
    synonyms: foretelling, prediction, prognostication
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    the prediction that human intelligence and technology will enable life to expand in an orderly way throughout the entire universe
    the practice of predicting people's futures (usually for payment)
    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
    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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    a message that is stated or declared; a communication (oral or written) setting forth particulars or facts etc
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