Definition of predictable in English:

predictable

Line breaks: pre¦dict|able
Pronunciation: /prɪˈdɪktəb(ə)l
 
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adjective

1Able to be predicted: the market is volatile and never predictable
More example sentences
  • So, the art to urban driving, is being predictable, and being able to tell what other roads users are most likely to do.
  • Your course is entirely predictable and can be anticipated by the predator.
  • Look here Bobby, if something is inevitable then it is also predictable.
Synonyms
1.1 derogatory Always behaving or occurring in the way expected: the characters are stereotyped and extremely predictable
More example sentences
  • The Welsh-based former London Scottish man was always reliable, but predictable.
  • Many people might think that computers will always be predictable, since all they ever do is follow a program.
  • The characters were often predictable and the dialogue almost wrote itself.

Derivatives

predictability

Pronunciation: /-ˈbɪlɪti/
noun
More example sentences
  • The objective was to teach them to make every day a joyful journey and stamp out the boring predictability of their routine.
  • For two decades choreography, uniformity and predictability were MTV's primary values.
  • Effective middle school educators increase the predictability of daily routines.

predictably

adverb
[sentence adverb]: predictably, Margaret found an excuse to interrupt him
More example sentences
  • Simpson's paradox reminds us that statistics don't always behave predictably.
  • It was a brave decision and the immediate reaction was predictably enraged.
  • It led by six to eight lengths in the running and predictably had run its race by the turn, finishing at the rear of the field.

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