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Prediction vs. Forecast

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  • Prediction (noun)

    A statement of what will happen in the future.

    ""It's tough to make predictions, especially about the future." Yogi Berra or Robert Storm Petersen (in translation from Danish)"

  • Prediction (noun)

    A probability estimation based on statistical methods.

  • Forecast (verb)

    To estimate how something will be in the future.

    "to forecast the weather"

    "to forecast a storm"

  • Forecast (verb)

    To contrive or plan beforehand.

  • Forecast (noun)

    An estimation of a future condition.

  • Forecast (noun)

    A prediction of the weather.

  • Forecast (noun)

    Exacta.

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Oxford Dictionary
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  • Prediction (noun)

    The act of foretelling; also, that which is foretold; prophecy.

  • Forecast

    To plan beforehand; to scheme; to project.

  • Forecast

    To foresee; to calculate beforehand, so as to provide for; as, to forecast the weather; to forecast prices.

  • Forecast (verb)

    To contrive or plan beforehand.

  • Forecast (noun)

    Previous contrivance or determination; predetermination.

  • Forecast (noun)

    A calculation predicting future events; the foresight of consequences, and provision against them; prevision; premeditation; as, the weather forecast.

Webster Dictionary
  • Prediction (noun)

    the act of predicting (as by reasoning about the future)

  • Prediction (noun)

    a statement made about the future

  • Forecast (noun)

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

  • Forecast (verb)

    predict in advance

  • Forecast (verb)

    judge to be probable

  • Forecast (verb)

    indicate by signs;

    "These signs bode bad news"

Princeton's WordNet

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