Define: Forecast

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Definition: Forecast


Quick Summary of Forecast


Estimate of future performance and position based on stated assumptions and usually including a quantified amount.



What is the dictionary definition of Forecast?

Dictionary Definition


An estimation of a future condition.


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Synonyms For Forecast


presage, predict, prediction, foretell, portent


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Definition Sources


Definitions for Forecast are sourced/syndicated and enhanced from:

  • A Dictionary of Economics (Oxford Quick Reference)
  • BusinessDictionary.com
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Accounting
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Business & Management

This glossary post was last updated: 23rd December 2018.