predictable

[pri-dik-tuh-buh l]

adjective

able to be foretold or declared in advance: New technology allows predictable weather forecasting.
expected, especially on the basis of previous or known behavior: His complaints are so predictable.

Nearby words

  1. predicative,
  2. predicator,
  3. predicatory,
  4. predict,
  5. predictability,
  6. prediction,
  7. predictive,
  8. predictive value,
  9. predictively,
  10. predictor

Related formspre·dict·a·bly, adverbnon·pre·dict·a·ble, adjective

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Word Origin and History for predictable

predictable

adj.

1820, from predict + -able. Related: Predictably, which in the sense "as could have been predicted" is attested from 1914.

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