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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.

Synonyms For Forecast

presage, predict, prediction, foretell, portent

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Modern Language Association (MLA):
Forecast. Payroll & Accounting Heaven Ltd. September 28, 2021
Chicago Manual of Style (CMS):
Forecast. Payroll & Accounting Heaven Ltd. (accessed: September 28, 2021).
American Psychological Association (APA):
Forecast. Retrieved September 28, 2021, from website:

Definition Sources

Definitions for Forecast are sourced/syndicated and enhanced from:

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

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