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prediction

(pri-dik′shŏn)
1. An act of predicting.
2. Something predicted.
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Future predictions are that the health labour force and government funding for the health sector will be at record lows.
Prediction involves a theoretical model to formulate a hypothesis, an empirical model to gather and analyze the (necessarily incomplete) data to test that hypothesis, and a method of evaluating the inferences drawn from those models to see if the theoretical and empirical models can be improved, in order to generate better future predictions.
The analyst further added that it would be wise for government to err on the side of caution when making future predictions concerning the SACU revenue and its implications in society.
Later it became clear that prices were pushed up by an unconventional source of demand: China, where there is hardly any reliable information on what was really happening, leaving aside future predictions.
Focusing on the business side of the industry, this session looked at current trends in the industry in Europe and throughout the world, future predictions for its progress, emerging news from specific sectors as well as profiling some case studies from some of the high profile players in the business.
The first couple of chapters are a quick overview and I liked Chapter 3's extensive compilation ofchronological events relating to exoplanets, which begins in pre-history, traces the various developments year on year through to the present, and then looks ahead for the next couple of centuries; most of the future predictions naturally being rather speculative.
The second chapter provides readers with expert analysis on the period and future predictions for 2012.
FEB 11-MAR 1: Boffins should head to Brighton for the Science Festival, where they'll find a heady collection of maths and sport events plus future predictions.
Making future predictions is not an exact science - no-one can read the future, after all-so you have to be confident in trusting your gut instinct to a degree.
Low interest rates and future predictions were reflected by the increased popularity of variable mortgage products, comprising 59 per cent of all mortgage applications.
it] will maybe give us a little more confidence that the computer models are working correctly and therefore more believable for future predictions.

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