being an indication of the future or of future conditions: The cold wind was predictive of snow.
Digital Technology. relating to or being computer or smartphone software that uses the text just entered in a message or document to suggest words that may be wanted next: There's a combination of artificial intelligence and special algorithms in the code that makes the predictive text happen.
- pre·dic·tive·ly, adverb
- pre·dic·tive·ness, noun
- non·pre·dic·tive, adjective
- un·pre·dic·tive, adjective
- un·pre·dic·tive·ly, adverb
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How to use predictive in a sentence
One of the primary reasons companies are entering the space is to capitalize on the power of predictive purchasing.AI chat bots can bring you back from the dead, sort of | Dalvin Brown | February 4, 2021 | Washington Post
People with brain injuries due to trauma can also lose that predictive superpower.This Is Where Empathy Lives in the Brain, and How It Works | Shelly Fan | February 2, 2021 | Singularity Hub
Since 2016, law enforcement agencies in San Diego have spent millions on a data-analytics company known for its predictive policing platform, with ties to immigration and intelligence authorities — all while bypassing open discussion.Local Law Enforcement Quiet on Relationships With ‘Predictive Policing’ Company | Jesse Marx | February 2, 2021 | Voice of San Diego
It’s not surprising that the older you get, the more predictive value your race results have.
He also notes that only about 20% of HireVue’s customers currently opt to use the predictive analytics feature of the software—the rest use humans to review the candidates’ videos—but that it’s becoming increasingly popular.HireVue drops facial monitoring amid A.I. algorithm audit | Jeremy Kahn | January 19, 2021 | Fortune
Sproutling, the first predictive wearable for babies, is no doubt impressive.Are We Turning Our Babies Into Real Life Tamagotchis? | Brandy Zadrozny | August 7, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
predictive tech is either the most revolutionary idea of a generation, or the end of thinking as we know it.Your Gadgets Can Now Decide Everything For You Before the Thoughts Have Even Crossed Your Mind | Charlotte Lytton | January 27, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Applied predictive Technologies is based in unfashionable suburban Ballston, Virginia.Business Longreads for the Week of October 19, 2013 | William O’Connor | October 21, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
These elements of “swagger” would seem to be positive attitudes predictive of a certain sort of success.Barbara Fredrickson’s Bestselling ‘Positivity’ Is Trashed by a New Study | Will Wilkinson | August 16, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
There is something to those things; the predictive power of the SAT has been rightly questioned.The Supreme Court Steps Back From Tokenism Under a New Name | John McWhorter | June 24, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
It seems to have no song, no voice, but this harsh predictive note; and it in great measure ceases with the storms of spring.The Rain Cloud | Anonymous
Hence, the strenuous effort is made to destroy predictive prophecy concerning the person of the Son of God.
No such carefully elaborated programme as this is found in any other predictive utterance.Who Wrote the Bible? | Washington Gladden
Hence the attempt to admit their predictive truth, and yet deny their divine authority, by ascribing them to human sagacity.Fables of Infidelity and Facts of Faith | Robert Patterson
It is gained without pressing their claim to predictive power, at least beyond the horizons of their own period.Lux Mundi | Various
British Dictionary definitions for predictive
of, relating to, or making predictions
text messaging (of mobile phone technology) enabling mobile phones to predict the word being entered in a text message from the first few letters: predictive texting
- predictively, adverb
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