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  ( forecasts    plural & 3rd person present)   ( forecasting    present participle)   ( forecasted    past tense & past participle  )
The forms forecast and forecasted can both be used for the past tense and past participle.     
1       n-count   A forecast is a statement of what is expected to happen in the future, especially in relation to a particular event or situation.  
usu with supp  
...a forecast of a 2.25 per cent growth in the economy..., He delivered his election forecast..., The weather forecast is better for today.     
2       verb   If you forecast future events, you say what you think is going to happen in the future.  
They forecast a humiliating defeat for the Prime Minister...      V n  
He forecasts that average salary increases will remain around 4 per cent.      V that  
    weather forecast  

weather forecast        ( weather forecasts    plural  ) A weather forecast is a statement saying what the weather will be like the next day or for the next few days.      n-count  
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      vb   anticipate, augur, calculate, divine, estimate, foresee, foretell, plan, predict, prognosticate, prophesy, vaticinate     (rare)  
      n   anticipation, conjecture, foresight, forethought, guess, outlook, planning, prediction, prognosis, projection, prophecy  

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