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