backcast

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From back + forecast

Verb[edit]

backcast (third-person singular simple present backcasts, present participle backcasting, simple past and past participle backcasted)

  1. To identify the actions required in order to reach a proposed future.
  2. (UK dialectal) To change retrospectively; reverse.

Noun[edit]

backcast (plural backcasts)

  1. A cast or throw back.
  2. A backward stroke, or a stroke driving one back.
  3. (figuratively) Any discouragement or cause of relapse or failure.
  4. (UK dialectal) Misfortune; reverse; reversal; a relapse in health or illness; moral backsliding.
  5. (UK dialectal) Retrospect; hindsight.
  6. (UK dialectal) backwater

Adjective[edit]

backcast (comparative more backcast, superlative most backcast)

  1. (UK dialectal) Retrospective.

Adverb[edit]

backcast (comparative more backcast, superlative most backcast)

  1. (UK dialectal, of time) Long ago; in the past.

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