[ verb ] predict in advance



Used in print

(Harry H. Hull, "The Normal Forces and Their Ther...)

However , they do demonstrate the presence of large normal pressures in the presence of flat shear fields which were forecast by the theory in the first part of the paper .

(S. Idell Pyle, et al., Onsets, Completions, and...)

Accordingly , if epiphyseal diaphyseal fusion occurs in this phalanx near menarche , early and late menarches might have been forecast rather precisely at the time of Onset of ossification for the 18 girls with `` same schedule '' .

A similar analysis of Figure 6 for the 34 boys would necessitate quite a different conclusion about the predictive value of onset age in forecasting their attainment of the pubescent stage .

[ verb ] judge to be probable

Used in print

(John R. Sargent, "Where To Aim Your Planning for Bigger...)

Have you examined these trends , forecast the effects , and planned your marketing strategy to compete effectively under changing circumstances ?

(A.L. Kroeber, "Semantic Contribution of Lexicostatistic...)

the aspect of learning the internal organization of obvious natural genetic groups of languages as_well as their more remote and elusive external links ; of classification first , with elapsed age merely a by-product ; of acquiring evidential knowledge of what happened in Athabascan , in Yokuts , in Uto-Aztecan in the last few thousand years as_well as forecasting what more anciently may have happened between them .

[ verb ] indicate by signs


"These signs bode bad news"

Used in print

(S. J. Perelman, The Rising Gorge. New York:...)

All this , though , is simply a prelude , a curtain-raiser , for what ensues , and I doubt whether any Occidental could accurately forecast it .

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



Used in print

(John R. Sargent, "Where To Aim Your Planning for Bigger...)

Practically all forecasts mention new and exciting products on the horizon .