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predictive

[ pri-dik-tiv ]
/ prɪˈdɪk tɪv /
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adjective
of or relating to prediction: The predictive power of the software is its ability to analyze relationships in the data at a speed and on a scale not previously possible.
used or useful for predicting or foretelling the future: Astrologers look for predictive signs among the stars.
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.
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Origin of predictive

First recorded in 1630–40; from Late Latin praedictīvus “foretelling”; see predict, -ive

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British Dictionary definitions for predictive

predictive
/ (prɪˈdɪktɪv) /

adjective
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 letterspredictive texting

Derived forms of predictive

predictively, adverb
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