[ pri-dik-tiv ]
/ prɪˈdɪk tɪv /


of or relating to prediction: losing one's predictive power.
used or useful for predicting or foretelling the future: to look for predictive signs among the stars.
being an indication of the future or of future conditions: a cold wind predictive of snow.

Origin of predictive

First recorded in 1650–60, predictive is from the Late Latin word praedictīvus foretelling. See predict, -ive

OTHER WORDS FROM predictive Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for predictive

/ (prɪˈdɪktɪv) /


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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