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forecast

noun [C]  us   /ˈfɔr·kæst, ˈfoʊr-/
a statement of what is likely to happen in the future: The forecast is heavy rain for tomorrow.
forecast
verb [T]  us   /ˈfɔr·kæst, ˈfoʊr-/ (past tense and past participle forecast or forecasted)
The government is forecasting that unemployment will continue to fall.
forecaster
noun [C]  us   /ˈfɔrˌkæs·tər, ˈfoʊr-/
a weather forecaster
Translations of “forecast”
in Arabic تَنَبُّؤ…
in Korean 예상, 전망…
in Malaysian meramal…
in French prévoir…
in Turkish tahmin, tahmin raporu…
in Italian previsione…
in Chinese (Traditional) (尤指對特定形勢或天氣的)預測,預報…
in Russian прогноз…
in Polish prognoza…
in Vietnamese dự đoán, đoán trước…
in Spanish pronosticar…
in Portuguese prognóstico, previsão…
in Thai พยากรณ์…
in German voraussagen…
in Catalan pronòstic…
in Japanese 予報, 予想…
in Indonesian meramalkan…
in Chinese (Simplified) (尤指对特定形势或天气的)预测,预报…
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