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predictability

[pri-dik-tuh-bil-i-tee]
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noun
  1. consistent repetition of a state, course of action, behavior, or the like, making it possible to know in advance what to expect: The predictability of their daily lives was both comforting and boring.
  2. the quality of being regarded as likely to happen, as behavior or an event: We were disheartened by the utter predictability of war.
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repetitionuniformitymonotonypredictabilityprecisionconsistencytediumunisonparequalitystandardizationparityonenessunityanalogyresemblanceidentityconstancyorderlinesssymmetry

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  • Some people prefer leisure, or freedom, or predictability to expected money.

    After the Rain

    Sam Vaknin


Word Origin and History for predictability

n.

1855, from predictable + -ity.

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