Definitions of forecasting

n a statement made about the future

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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