Definition of predictive in English:


Line breaks: pre¦dict|ive
Pronunciation: /prɪˈdɪktɪv


1Relating to or having the effect of predicting an event or result: predictive accuracy rules are not predictive of behaviour
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  • It fails to provide a strictly predictive model for even moderately complicated physical situations.
  • What really makes science different is empirical adequacy and predictive power of models.
  • They then claim to have estimated the specificity and negative predictive values from these results.
1.1 Computing Denoting or relating to a system for using data already stored in a computer or mobile phone to generate the letters or words a user is likely to enter next, on the basis of those that have already been entered: the virtual keyboard uses predictive text predictive typing allows you to type faster
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  • Both keyboard and pen input support the excellent predictive input software, which can speed up input by about 20%.
  • If it takes you ages to type stuff, like me, predictive text is a godsend.
  • For the most part, we've standardized on tiny buttons - in either the keypad or keyboard format, sometimes with the help of predictive software.



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  • In-store maps and inventories are going to become more important than ever before, because people are going to be presented with buying options predictively.
  • I once defined sanity as the process by which you continually adjust your beliefs so they are predictively sound.
  • Evolutionary theory pilots us around biology reliably and predictively, with a detailed and unblemished success that rivals anything in science.

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