[ pri-dik-ter ]
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  1. a person or thing that predicts.

  2. Mathematics. a formula for determining additional values or derivatives of a function from the relationship of its given values.

Origin of predictor

From the Medieval Latin word praedictor, dating back to 1645–55. See predict, -tor

Words Nearby predictor Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use predictor in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for predictor


/ (prɪˈdɪktə) /

  1. a person or thing that predicts

  2. an instrument, used in conjunction with an anti-aircraft gun, that determines the speed, distance, height, and direction of hostile aircraft

  1. statistics a more modern term for independent variable

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