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fore•cast



Pronunciation: (fôr'kast", -käst", fōr'-), [key]
v., -cast or -cast•ed, -cast•ing,
n.


v.t.
1. to predict (a future condition or occurrence); calculate in advance: to forecast a heavy snowfall; to forecast lower interest rates.
2. to serve as a prediction of; foreshadow.
3. to contrive or plan beforehand; prearrange.

v.i.
1. to conjecture beforehand; make a prediction.
2. to plan or arrange beforehand.

n.
1. a prediction, esp. as to the weather.
2. a conjecture as to something in the future.
3. the act, practice, or faculty of forecasting.
4. Archaic.foresight in planning.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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