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forecastnoun [C]

uk   /ˈfɔː.kɑːst/  us   /ˈfɔːr.kæst/
B1 a ​statement of what is ​judgedlikely to ​happen in the ​future, ​especially in ​connection with a ​particularsituation, or the ​expectedweatherconditions: economic forecasts The weather forecast said it was going to ​rainlater today.

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forecastverb [T]

uk   /ˈfɔː.kɑːst/  us   /ˈfɔːr.kæst/ (forecast or forecasted, forecast or forecasted)
(Definition of forecast from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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forecastnoun [C]

 us   /ˈfɔr·kæst, ˈfoʊr-/
a ​statement of what is ​likely to ​happen in the ​future: The forecast is ​heavyrain 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
(Definition of forecast from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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forecastnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈfɔːkɑːst/
a ​statement of what is ​judged likely to ​happen in the future, ​based on ​information you have now: give/make/provide a forecast on sth He ​refused to give a forecast on when 365 is likely to make ​money for ​shareholders.cut/downgrade/reduce a forecast The CBI also ​cut its growth forecast for the ​economy next ​year from 2.7% to 2.4%.meet a forecast The ​company hopes to ​meet its forecast of 4% ​growth this ​year.a budget/deficit/profit/revenue forecast As for ​housing and ​jobs, the ​budget forecast ​predicts little ​improvement any ​time soon. The Treasury's summer economic forecast warned of a ​rise in ​underlyinginflation by the end of the ​year. a bleak/​gloomy forecast

forecastverb [T]

uk   us   /ˈfɔːkɑːst/ (forecast, forecasted, forecast, forecasted)
to ​judge what is likely to ​happen in the future, ​based on ​information you have now: forecast a drop/growth/rise in sth The ​company still forecasts a 2% ​growth in ​houseprices next ​year.forecast profits/revenue/sales Analysts forecast ​profits of €8.8m this ​year.be forecast to be sth Operating ​profits are forecast to be below previous ​expectations at $3m.forecast that The ​Chancellor is forecasting that ​inflation will remain on ​target at 2.5% in each of the next three ​years.
(Definition of forecast from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “forecast”
in Korean 예상, 전망…
in Arabic تَنَبُّؤ…
in Malaysian meramal…
in French prévoir…
in Russian прогноз…
in Chinese (Traditional) (尤指對特定形勢或天氣的)預測,預報…
in Italian previsione…
in Turkish tahmin, tahmin raporu…
in Polish prognoza…
in Spanish pronosticar…
in Vietnamese dự đoán, đoán trước…
in Portuguese prognóstico, previsão…
in Thai พยากรณ์…
in German voraussagen…
in Catalan pronòstic…
in Japanese 予報, 予想…
in Chinese (Simplified) (尤指对特定形势或天气的)预测,预报…
in Indonesian meramalkan…
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