[ pri-dik-ter ]
/ prɪˈdɪk tər /


a person or thing that predicts.
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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for predictor

/ (prɪˈdɪktə) /


a person or thing that predicts
an instrument, used in conjunction with an anti-aircraft gun, that determines the speed, distance, height, and direction of hostile aircraft
statistics a more modern term for independent variable
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