• WordNet 3.6
    • n forecasting a statement made about the future
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: In 1949, forecasting the relentless march of science, Popular Mechanics said "Computers in the future may weigh no more than 1.5 tons."
    • n forecasting The act of one who forecasts, or provides for consequences; premeditation.
    • forecasting Having forethought; characterized by premeditation.
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  • Jean-Paul Kauffmann
    Jean-Paul Kauffmann
    “The economy depends about as much on economists as the weather does on weather forecasters.”
  • Proverb
    “Force without forecast is to little avail.”
  • Jib Fowles
    Jib Fowles
    “It is important not to ignore forecasts that are uncongenial.”


In literature:

Divination and forecasting the fate of the inquirer for the coming year also took place.
"The Religion of the Ancient Celts" by J. A. MacCulloch
I have already indicated his views, most emphatically expressed and forecasted.
"Twelve Men" by Theodore Dreiser
It would be idle to attempt to forecast the details of a struggle between Great Britain and Germany.
"The Crime Against Europe" by Roger Casement
No man can forecast these things, and he will not seek to save himself this time.
"For the Faith" by Evelyn Everett-Green
Gard was surprised by the speedy verification of Bernel's weather forecast.
"A Maid of the Silver Sea" by John Oxenham
Forecasting it thus, Judson lost no time on the summit of mysterious disappearances.
"The Taming of Red Butte Western" by Francis Lynde
A true forecast of coming events.
"History of Holland" by George Edmundson
This forecast fortunately proved delusive.
"Sketches and Studies in Italy and Greece" by John Addington Symonds
Night lay over the house when the Fates came to forecast the hero's life.
"The Sources and Analogues of 'A Midsummer-night's Dream'" by Compiled by Frank Sidgwick
Only the most temerarious ever ventured to ask a forecast of Mrs. Owen's plans.
"A Hoosier Chronicle" by Meredith Nicholson

In poetry:

And now, while over Nature's mood
There steals a soft relenting,
I will not mar the present good,
Forecasting or lamenting.
"St. Martin's Summer" by John Greenleaf Whittier
At length they came upon one man who stood
Rapt in his thought, alone,
Around him all the deep, forecasting mood
Was thrown.
"God Wrapt Him" by Alexander Anderson
With flowers today the sky's festooned;
To yearning hosts a-sigh
On winds perfumed with memories
May's fair-winged forecasts fly.
"May Day" by Bernard O Dowd
Nobody thinks it pathetic—
For he is a strong-armed youth.
But where is the vision prophetic
To forecast his future with truth?
"Into The World" by Ella Wheeler Wilcox
Nor could the enchantress Hope forecast
God's secret love and power;
The travail pangs of Earth must last
Till her appointed hour.
"Fourth Sunday After Trinity" by John Keble
I sit alone, and watch the warm, sweet day
Lapse tenderly away;
And, wistful, with a feeling of forecast,
I ask, "Is this the last?
"The Last Eve Of Summer" by John Greenleaf Whittier

In news:

Since 1980, he is the editor of the award-winning investment newsletter, Forecasts & Strategies (
Indeed, taking potshots at the CPI , the most often used inflation measure, has become a favorite sport among forecasters.
Fore­cast­ers are call­ing for a high pres­sure sys­tem to move into our area later this week-end and dry things out.
Soybean meal prices for 2012/13 were also forecast lower this month at $470-$500 per ton.
National Weather Service forecast showers thunderstorms.
There are not really any changes to make regarding the forecast for a storm system this weekend and into early next week for a big part of the Nation's midsection.
Some key farm states punished by the nation's worst drought in decades benefited slightly from recent rains, with a bigger dousing forecast from the remnants of Hurricane Isaac.
Today's weather forecast: A dash of cool.
Meteorologist floods forecasts with weather puns.
Tornado forecasts saved countless lives.
The wind forecast looked problematic, but Saturday dawned with.
How to forecast in the face of volatile consumer demand.
Recent years of economic upheaval have made forecasting demand increasingly difficult for consumer products companies.
Justin's Wednesday Night Forecast Discussion.
Though Saturday's weather forecast sounded pretty good for Sunday, with 10 mph east wind s, it was a lot more than that when I arrived at the beach this morning -- and the fishing was as poor as the wind.

In science:

The correction factor was determined using a receiver temperature of 16.5 K, 6 K contribution due to spillover and microwave background emission, and archival average forecast ground temperature and 22 GHz opacity.
Discovery of Candidate H$_2$O Disk Masers in AGN and Estimations of Centripetal Accelerations
The method can be thought of as an optimal multi-model combination between the forecast from a numerical model multi-model ensemble, on one hand, and a simple statistical forecast, on the other.
Improving the expected accuracy of forecasts of future climate using a simple bias-variance tradeoff
The forecasts for the expected temperature are the same, and the forecasts for the level of variability are the same (and are both predicting the same variability as now).
Improving the expected accuracy of forecasts of future climate using a simple bias-variance tradeoff
Given the first forecast (if they believe it, including believing the estimate of uncertainty) then they might well take action to deal with the possible consequences of the predicted change.
Improving the expected accuracy of forecasts of future climate using a simple bias-variance tradeoff
Given the second forecast (again, if they believe it) then they might well not take action, since the uncertainty is so great.
Improving the expected accuracy of forecasts of future climate using a simple bias-variance tradeoff