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- 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
Related formspre·dic·tive·ly, adverbpre·dic·tive·ness, nounnon·pre·dic·tive, adjectiveun·pre·dic·tive, adjectiveun·pre·dic·tive·ly, adverb
First recorded in 1650–60, predictive
is from the Late Latin
foretelling. See predict
Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
British Dictionary definitions for predictiveness
Derived Formspredictively, adverb
- 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
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Word Origin and History for predictiveness
1650s, from Late Latin praedictivus, from praedict-, past participle stem of praedicere (see predict).
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