Definition of forecaster in US English:



  • A person who predicts or estimates a future event or trend.

    ‘economic forecasters are predicting a downturn’
    • ‘Expected inflation varies by the forecast horizon considered by the forecaster.’
    • ‘These forecasts are the average of a limited number of forecasters.’
    • ‘He plans to sell the promotional rights to the rankings to the stations with the best forecasters.’
    • ‘Business forecasters are well acquainted with the challenges of the task.’
    • ‘Recently, the projections of many top forecasters have taken an optimistic turn.’
    • ‘Strategic behavior of forecasters provides a theoretical explanation for biased consensus forecasts.’
    • ‘In previous decades, long-run population forecasters have not had a very proud record.’
    • ‘Events do have a habit of confusing forecasters.’
    • ‘The procedure is not dependent upon having all forecasters represented in each forecast period.’
    • ‘Customers are usually slower to embrace new products than forecasters predict.’