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

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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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The first known use of overpredict was in 1954

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