- v.1. The opposite of forecast. 2. To use a computer simulation to model an existing or historical weather pattern. (From "Jargon Watch" in Wired 5.11.) 3. To jokingly "predict" events that have already occurred (see usage quote, below).Example Citation:"What's going to happen yesterday? On any January 1st, a blitz of phone calls to Philadelphia from reporters and broadcasters throughout the United States, Canada, Europe and Australia elicits — of all bizarre things — prognostications about the year just passed.The focus of this international interest is advertising executive Les Waas, spokesman-in-chief for the Procrastinators' Club of America (PCA). His record for correctly 'aftcasting' worldwide events, he says modestly, is 100 percent."— Harry Harris, "The Aftcaster: Les Waas, founder of the Procrastinators' Club of America," Ethnic NewsWatchCategory:
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