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 for forecasting
From 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]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a statement made about the future [syn: prediction,
           foretelling, forecasting, prognostication]

From 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

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