Meaning of PREDICTABLE in English

PREDICTABLE

adjective

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADVERB

as

Governments should aim to make their policy instruments as predictable as possible soas to minimize confusion and hence undesirable fluctuations in output.

The review: Vitale sightings at this time of the year are as predictable as receiving fruitcake at Christmas.

The last round can therefore be written off as predictable .

The effect of chronic alcohol abuse on gastric acid secretion is not as predictable .

entirely

According to current theories, all of this is entirely predictable , depending solely upon the distance the Earth is from the Sun.

The amount of delegation that occurs is thus highly variable and seldom entirely predictable .

The reasons are, of course, entirely predictable .

The development of alliances Neither bloc was monolithic nor entirely predictable at the outset.

The fact that there was resistance to these proposals was entirely predictable .

fairly

Where such chains exist, an apparently random journey through a network becomes a fairly predictable matter.

Some people respond to the cycle of failure and depression in fairly predictable ways.

He was fairly predictable except in one important respect.

The Panthers' offense is fairly predictable , and the 49ers spent the offseason studying their defense.

That was all fairly predictable , and unlikely to prove of lasting damage.

He began his speech in fairly predictable , George Bush style, slow and a bit boring.

Here no language is presented in the programme, but the situations mimed are ones where the language would be fairly predictable .

Economic perceptions were fairly predictable in the Pre-Campaign Wave and became more so towards the end of the campaign.

highly

In one condition, the target word was highly predictable from the context.

In both cases, the results are at first glance highly predictable .

Their movements are therefore highly predictable , which gives tidal power a distinct advantage over many other renewable energy forms.

The timing of showers is highly predictable: from year to year meteor showers occur on the same dates.

Everyday experience is generally highly predictable and so rarely offers such surprises.

For this we need material which provides as much visual support as possible and situations where the language is highly predictable .

less

The harmonic language has become more complex, less predictable , too.

Chaotic mechanisms could also serve to make a population less predictable to a predator.

Relative preferences for the Alliance were much less predictable than for Labour or Conservative. 2.

This means that the performance of human systems tends to be far more variable and less predictable than that of mechanical systems.

Volatility increased, and the extent as well as the direction of change became less predictable .

And yet, all of these attempts have only made for a less predictable existence.

At the time the critics were less predictable .

His afternoons were much less predictable , and that was also when the bulk of Karen's contact hours were timetabled.

more

Perceptions of Labour chances remained more predictable , though they too became rather more homogeneous as the campaign came to an end.

Moreover, they removed any information from the files that might make their work more predictable .

Natural yeasts are killed with chemicals, and a more predictable yeast added.

This is a much more predictable menace, however, at least to those in major league baseball.

But other environmental changes are more predictable .

The result should be health care that is more predictable and efficient.

The big A Corner of Old Paris, 1926 is a more predictable pastel with its calm serenity and attention to detail.

Sometimes the emphasis on gender politics sounds more predictable or heavy handed.

most

The most predictable usefulness ratings were those for PEBs.

The most predictable compensation is the hyperventilation that occurs in simple metabolic acidosis.

The Carrera 4 on damp surfaces is probably the fastest and most predictable car in the world.

The most predictable event in our world is change.

so

His criticisms have become so predictable and strongly worded that they are counter-productive.

But their characters are so mass-produced and their actions so predictable that the whole thing smells like an old cedar chest.

They use a business language that is so predictable and going out and doing it is not part of the course.

It was not quite so predictable that he would become one of the most addicted poker players in town.

It is so predictable as to be almost inevitable.

The interchange is so predictable that it is almost a ritual.

It was at once reassuring and depressing to find life's major events so predictable in their repetition.

His own life had been so sheltered, so steady, so predictable .

too

Work bored her - it was too predictable .

It is too predictable , too easy to draw up, too safe.

Resolute Of late they have simply become too predictable when seeking the back of the net.

Then again, perhaps a scaled down 5-series would have been too predictable .

There is fun to be had in Ferguson's dismantling of illusions, but sometimes the candidates for dismissal are too predictable .

In these circumstances, the conclusions of the Committee were all too predictable .

very

When this point is reached, currency values have to change in a very predictable manner.

What sets these patients off is often something very predictable .

This is becoming a very predictable recommendation.

■ NOUN

consequence

Nevertheless, the artificial fluoridation of a community water supply does have certain predictable consequences .

pattern

Hoe many of us could 7 survive for long without some predictable pattern or regularity in our lives?

It was another violent shift in a life and a career which never had an even, an easy or predictable pattern .

But is there a predictable pattern behind their panache?

Many of these exchanges followed a predictable pattern .

What happens to those who step outside the predictable patterns and regularities?

The gender distribution also followed a predictable pattern , with the overwhelming majority, 85 percent, being male.

The passengers drifted in from their rooms and the dome car and fell into by now predictable patterns of seating.

I noted in chapter 1 that the contemporary evidence suggests predictable patterns of the flow of support between generations.

result

The whole effect is as if an aftermarket body-kit specialist has had a go at embellishing a 911, with the predictable result .

This organized feeding of the media produced predictable results .

The violence on May Day was the direct and predictable result of the absence of boundaries and the abdication of responsibility.

Louis and New Orleans are all starting over this season with new coaches, with predictable results .

We now know that scientific management had a predictable result .

way

Most disaster aid will continue to go to road building, housing and relocating people out of harm's predictable way .

Some people respond to the cycle of failure and depression in fairly predictable ways .

As he varied the position of the food source, the dance varied in a predictable way .

The toddlers react to a visitor in predictable ways .

Cooking huge meals was another predictable way she had of showing love for her family.

They concluded that people as a whole react to events and to social and economic changes in reasonable and predictable ways .

According to their particular view of life, individuals always act in an orderly and predictable way .

And just like individual people, organizations develop predictable ways of responding to challenge and change.

ways

Bureaucratic control binds individuals through incentives and disincentives to behave in predictable ways .

Some people respond to the cycle of failure and depression in fairly predictable ways .

The toddlers react to a visitor in predictable ways .

They concluded that people as a whole react to events and to social and economic changes in reasonable and predictable ways .

And just like individual people, organizations develop predictable ways of responding to challenge and change.

That is, events might not have continued behaving in the regular and predictable ways that could be described by such laws.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

Horror movies can be so predictable .

In the current economic climate it is fairly predictable that unemployment will continue to rise.

My dad's so predictable - every evening he comes home, has two beers, and falls asleep in front of the TV.

The drug is usually effective but unfortunately the side effects are not always predictable .

The movie was completely predictable - I couldn't wait for it to end.

There are few predictable elements to this conflict -- the only certainty is that the situation will worsen before it gets better.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

Atkinson wanted the commands to be geographically predictable , the same place in every application.

But in actuality, disambiguation is not unprincipled and random; rather, it is usually quite predictable .

I looked at her, I go, am I that predictable ?

Norden said the predictable schedule at the Wal-Mart center should be attractive to over-the-road drivers.

The end twist clicks into place in a satisfying, if slightly predictable , way.

The notes are sadly predictable , however, in their dogmatism.

The Panthers' offense is fairly predictable , and the 49ers spent the offseason studying their defense.

This was predictable , though, looking back at historical evidence relating to a Friday Christmas.

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