over·​pre·​dict | \ ˌō-vər-pri-ˈdikt How to pronounce overpredict (audio) \
overpredicted; overpredicting; overpredicts

Definition of overpredict

transitive verb

: to predict by an amount that exceeds the actual value overpredict inflation

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overprediction \ ˌō-​vər-​pri-​ˈdik-​shən How to pronounce overprediction (audio) \ noun

Examples of overpredict in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Because of this lack of data, computer models that simulate present and future climates overpredict how much sunlight reaches the ocean surface compared to what satellites actually observe. Thomas Hill, The Conversation, "We caught bacteria from the most pristine air on earth to help solve a climate modeling mystery," 19 June 2020 In the case of winter storm Stella, the American model massively overpredicted snowfall. Jeff Halverson, Washington Post, "Why weather forecasters still struggle to get the big storms right," 6 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of overpredict

1954, in the meaning defined above

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“Overpredict.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/overpredict. Accessed 20 Sep. 2020.

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