Meaning of PREDICTIVE in English


/ prɪˈdɪktɪv; NAmE / adjective [ usually before noun ]


( formal ) connected with the ability to show what will happen in the future :

the predictive power of science


( of a computer program ) allowing you to enter text on a computer or a mobile phone / cellphone more quickly by using the first few letters of each word to predict what you want to say :

predictive text input

predictive messaging

Oxford Advanced Learner's English Dictionary.      Оксфордский английский словарь для изучающик язык на продвинутом уровне.