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forecast

noun [C]
 
 
/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 →  See also cash flow forecast , financial forecast , market forecast
Translations of “forecast”
in Korean 예상, 전망…
in Arabic تَنَبُّؤ…
in Portuguese prognóstico, previsão…
in Catalan pronòstic…
in Japanese 予報, 予想…
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 Turkish tahmin, tahmin raporu…
in Chinese (Simplified) (尤指对特定形势或天气的)预测,预报…
in Polish prognoza…
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