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forecastnoun [C]

uk   /ˈfɔː.kɑːst/  us   /ˈfɔːr.kæst/
B1 a statement of what is judged likely to happen in the future, especially in connection with a particular situation, or the expected weather conditions: economic forecasts The weather forecast said it was going to rain later 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 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
(Definition of forecast from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"forecast" in Business English

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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 underlying inflation 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 house prices 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)
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