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predictable

[pri-dik-tuh-buh l]
adjective
  1. able to be foretold or declared in advance: New technology allows predictable weather forecasting.
  2. expected, especially on the basis of previous or known behavior: His complaints are so predictable.
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Related formspre·dict·a·bly, adverbnon·pre·dict·a·ble, adjective
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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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