Definition of 'prediction'
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This is particularly concerning since personal data is increasingly used to make predictions about ourselves and our potential future behaviour. Times, Sunday Times (2016)As for this winter, that is too far away to make any meaningful predictions. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Their predictions have come true. The Sun (2016)He defied the deafening clamour for Keynesian stimulus and the dire predictions about the effects of cutting 400,000 public sector jobs. Times, Sunday Times (2016)A different kind of dystopian prediction comes in The Discovery. Times, Sunday Times (2017)Household spending has held up far better than expected since the EU referendum, defying predictions of a slowdown. Times, Sunday Times (2016)For the rest of us, the next four years cannot be spent at this pitch of hysteria, indulging in hyperbolic predictions about the end of civilisation. Times, Sunday Times (2017)This is probably the most crazy prediction about the preoccupations of homeowners this autumn. Times, Sunday Times (2014) Bold predictions about experimental medical technologies are always best handled with care. Times, Sunday Times (2006)The prediction came as forecasts for growth were downgraded. The Sun (2016)The data defied more gloomy predictions about the manufacturing sector. Times, Sunday Times (2010)We have heard the dire predictions of global warming. Christianity Today (2000)So what about my predictions for next year? Times, Sunday Times (2011)The miserable prediction comes after millions crowded beaches at the weekend when temperatures rose. The Sun (2015)Watch all our columnists make their predictions thetimes. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The provider made no predictions yesterday about annual profits. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Critics cast their gloomy predictions over the expedition. The Barefoot Emperor: An Ethiopian Tragedy (2007)So what happened to the dire predictions of a cold winter? Times, Sunday Times (2006)The predictions we make are simply probabilities that accept the idea of randomness. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Each stage is then dependent on those before and predictions about time scales can be made. Computers Basic Facts (1983)He can squeeze yet another book of dire predictions out of it. Times, Sunday Times (2007)None of the predictions has come to pass. Times, Sunday Times (2014)That is always an easy and good prediction to make. Nemesis: The Battle for Japan, 194445 (2007)This is a pretty bold prediction isn't it? Times, Sunday Times (2013)Unlike sensational forecasts, scientific predictions give explanations and probabilities. Times, Sunday Times (2013)We say Durham have defied gloomy predictions and a low budget before. Times, Sunday Times (2016)New year predictions are easy to make, but harder to get right. Times, Sunday Times (2013)AO made some bold predictions during its listing. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The technology also features a thermostat, adjusting the temperature according to how warm it is outside and online weather forecast predictions. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The Nationwide figures defy the predictions by some experts of a 2011 crash. The Sun (2011)
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British English: prediction NOUN
If you make a prediction about something, you say what you think will happen.
He was unwilling to make a prediction for the coming year.
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