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Predicted vs Forecast - What's the difference?

predicted | forecast |

As verbs the difference between predicted and forecast

is that predicted is (predict) while forecast is to estimate how something will be in the future.

As a noun forecast is

an estimation of a future condition.




  • (predict)
  • :2006 , Christopher Baum, An Introduction to Modern Econometrics Using Stata , iv. 104
  • ;:There are two commonly used definitions of "prediction", the predicted' value and the forecast. The ' predicted value estimates the average value of the dependent variable for given values of the regressors.
  • :2012 , (Jeremy Bernstein), " A Palette of Particles" in (American Scientist) , Vol. 100, No. 2, p. 146
  • ::The physics of elementary particles in the 20th century was distinguished by the observation of particles whose existence had been predicted by theorists sometimes decades earlier.
  • forecast


  • To estimate how something will be in the future.
  • to forecast the weather
    to forecast a storm
  • (obsolete) To contrive or plan beforehand.
  • * Milton
  • If it happen as I did forecast .


    (en noun)
  • An estimation of a future condition.
  • A prediction of the weather.
  • :* What's the forecast for tomorrow?