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 Dictionary entry overview: What does forecasting mean? 

  The noun FORECASTING has 1 sense:

1. a statement made about the future

  Familiarity information: FORECASTING used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


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A statement made about the future

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents


forecasting; foretelling; prediction; prognostication

Hypernyms ("forecasting" is a kind of...):

statement (a message that is stated or declared; a communication (oral or written) setting forth particulars or facts etc)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "forecasting"):

extropy (the prediction that human intelligence and technology will enable life to expand in an orderly way throughout the entire universe)

fortunetelling (the practice of predicting people's futures (usually for payment))

horoscope (a prediction of someone's future based on the relative positions of the planets)

meteorology; weather forecasting (predicting what the weather will be)

forecast; prognosis (a prediction about how something (as the weather) will develop)

divination; prophecy (a prediction uttered under divine inspiration)

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