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predictive

[pri-dik-tiv]
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adjective
  1. of or relating to prediction: losing one's predictive power.
  2. used or useful for predicting or foretelling the future: to look for predictive signs among the stars.
  3. being an indication of the future or of future conditions: a cold wind predictive of snow.
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Origin of predictive

First recorded in 1650–60, predictive is from the Late Latin word praedictīvus foretelling. See predict, -ive
Related formspre·dic·tive·ly, adverbpre·dic·tive·ness, nounnon·pre·dic·tive, adjectiveun·pre·dic·tive, adjectiveun·pre·dic·tive·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for predictively

predictive

adjective
  1. of, relating to, or making predictions
  2. 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
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Derived Formspredictively, adverb
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Word Origin and History for predictively

predictive

adj.

1650s, from Late Latin praedictivus, from praedict-, past participle stem of praedicere (see predict).

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