Definition of predictive in English:

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Pronunciation: /prəˈdiktiv/


1Relating to or having the effect of predicting an event or result: predictive accuracy rules are not predictive of behavior
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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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  • The more data the application has access to, the better the predictive abilities, company officials said in a statement.
  • Text messaging should be easy as the phone uses T9 predictive text and the large screen can show almost a whole text message at once.
  • 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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  • For pattern recognition to be used predictively for adverse effects, large amounts of data on different chemicals would need to be generated.
  • 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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