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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.

forecast

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.
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