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English definition of “forecast”

forecast

verb [T]     /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.Predicting things and intuitionWeather and climate - general words
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