1. [syn: prediction, foretelling, forecasting, prognostication]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
forecasting \fore"cast*ing\ n.
The process of calculating and predicting future events,
usually based on extrapolation from past experience, and with
varying degress of uncertainty.
Syn: prediction, foretelling.
[WordNet 1.5 +PJC]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: a statement made about the future [syn: prediction,
foretelling, forecasting, prognostication]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
42 Moby Thesaurus words for "forecasting":
actuarial prediction, aerography, aerology, anemology, apocalypse,
barometry, climatography, climatology, foreboding, forecast,
foreshowing, foresight, foretelling, guesswork, improbability,
long-range forecasting, meteorology, microclimatology, nephology,
omen, pneumatics, prediction, prefiguration, prefigurement,
prefiguring, presage, presaging, presentiment, preshowing,
presignifying, probability, prognosis, prognostication, promise,
prophecy, prophesying, prospectus, soothsay, speculation,
statistical prediction, vaticination, weatherology