[pri-dik-tuh-buh l]


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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Word Origin and History for predictably



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

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