Definition of predictive in English:

predictive

Syllabification: pre·dic·tive
Pronunciation: /priˈdiktiv
 
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adjective

  • 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 cell 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.

Derivatives

predictively

adverb
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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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