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forecast

noun [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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verb [T] uk   /ˈfɔː.kɑːst/  us   /ˈfɔːr.kæst/ (forecast or forecasted, forecast or forecasted)
to say what you expect to happen in the future: They forecast a large drop in unemployment over the next two years. Snow has been forecast for tonight. [+ to infinitive] Oil prices are forecast to increase by less than two percent this year.
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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