prediction Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of “prediction” in the English Dictionary

"prediction" in British English

See all translations

predictionnoun [C or U]

uk   /prɪˈdɪk.ʃən/  us   /prɪˈdɪk.ʃən/
B2 a ​statement about what you ​think will ​happen in the ​future: Please don't ​ask me to make any predictions about tomorrow's ​meeting. [+ that] No one ​believed her prediction that the ​world would end on 12 ​November.

expend iconexpend iconMore examples

(Definition of prediction from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"prediction" in Business English

See all translations

predictionnoun [C]

uk   us   /prɪˈdɪkʃən/
a ​statement about what you ​think will ​happen in the future: make a prediction Analysts are ​busy making predictions about what we can expect in the next ​budget.prediction that This ​fall has ​confirmed our prediction that ​confidence would ​soften in the wake of ​interestraterises.prediction of sth Output will ​grow by only 2.2% this ​year, well down on last October's prediction of 3.6%.prediction for sth His prediction for the ​economy in 2003, which many ​thought over-optimistic, ​turned out to be spot-on.
(Definition of prediction from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “prediction”
in Arabic تَنَبّؤ…
in Korean 예측, 예견…
in Portuguese predição, previsão…
in Catalan predicció, pronòstic…
in Japanese 予想, 予測…
in Chinese (Simplified) 预计,预料,预言…
in Turkish tahmin, önceden kestirme…
in Russian предсказание, прогноз…
in Chinese (Traditional) 預計,預料,預言…
in Italian previsione…
in Polish przewidywanie, prognoza…
What is the pronunciation of prediction?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
There, their and they’re – which one should you use?
There, their and they’re – which one should you use?
by ,
April 27, 2016
by Liz Walter If you are a learner of English and you are confused about the words there, their and they’re, let me reassure you: many, many people with English as their first language share your problem! You only have to take a look at the ‘comments’ sections on the website of, for example, a popular

Read More 

Word of the Day

cracker

a thin, flat, hard biscuit, especially one eaten with cheese

Word of the Day

bio-banding noun
bio-banding noun
April 25, 2016
in sport, grouping children according to their physical maturity rather than their age ‘When we’re grouping children for sports, we do it by age groups, but the problem is that, within those age groups, we get huge variations in biological age,’ said Dr Sean Cumming, senior lecturer at the University of Bath’s department for

Read More