Meaning of PREDICTION in English

PREDICTION

noun

ADJECTIVE

▪ accurate , correct , good , precise , right , successful

the best available ~ of future interest rates

It turned out my ~ was right.

▪ false , incorrect

▪ dire , gloomy ( esp. BrE ), grim

the dire ~s by economists of a worldwide recession

▪ optimistic

The sales results exceeded even the most optimistic ~s.

▪ long-term

▪ reliable , safe

▪ bold , confident

▪ definite , firm , specific

In this study, we made no specific ~s about likely outcomes.

▪ theoretical

the discrepancy between the theoretical ~s and the results

▪ computer

▪ earthquake , weather

VERB + PREDICTION

▪ make

▪ give , offer

Could the panel give their ~ as to who he will appoint to the post?

▪ test

This study tests these ~s.

▪ confirm , fulfil/fulfill , support

The results of the experiment confirmed their ~s.

▪ confound , contradict , defy

Their success defies the ~s made by most experts.

PREDICTION + VERB

▪ prove sth , turn out to be sth

Our ~ turns out to be correct.

▪ be borne out , come true

PREPOSITION

▪ amid ~s ( esp. BrE )

Six hundred workers there lost their jobs today, amid gloomy ~s that there could be worse to come.

▪ contrary to a/the ~

Contrary to almost all ~s, however, the government did not fall.

▪ despite a/the ~

Despite earlier dire ~s, shares remained steady.

▪ ~ about

I've learned not to make ~s about the weather.

▪ ~ for

the government's ~ for unemployment

▪ ~ of

their ~s of future growth

▪ ~ on

Let me get your ~s on the final score.

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