- predictive value,
Origin of predictor
Examples from the Web for predictor
Gladwell argues that the quality of the school is less a predictor of individual success than individual merit is.Malcolm Gladwell In Five Minutes: What to Know to Pretend You’ve Read the New Book|Thomas Flynn|October 5, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The past is not a predictor of the future and we will need to be ready for the challenges ahead.Industry Trailblazer to Aspiring Women Pros: Stand Up and Be Counted|Daily Beast Promotions|November 14, 2011|DAILY BEAST
One predictor of violence within the marriage, however, is a disparity between husband and wife.
Another found them twice as likely to be born below normal weights—itself a predictor of problems later in life.
But we also found that the shape—the roundness—of the pelvic crest was a predictor of breast disease in the daughters.
But whether he has not been the cause of this poor man's death, as well as the predictor, may be very reasonably disputed.The Bickerstaff-Partridge Papers|Jonathan Swift
He was a predictor, using his occult gift of second sight to foreknow events and tell The Leader about them.The Leader|William Fitzgerald Jenkins (AKA Murray Leinster)
Hooker indeed seemed to have done what no predictor of events should do; he fixed on the period of its accomplishment.Curiosities of Literature, Vol. 3 (of 3)|Isaac Disraeli
And here we return again to take a new survey of him in the course of his public practice as a predictor.
1650s, from Medieval Latin praedictor, agent noun from praedicere (see predict). Statistical sense is from 1950.