Meaning of PREDICTIVE in English


— predictively , adv. — predictiveness , n.

/pri dik"tiv/ , adj.

1. of or pertaining to prediction: losing one's predictive power.

2. used or useful for predicting or foretelling the future: to look for predictive signs among the stars.

3. being an indication of the future or of future conditions: a cold wind predictive of snow.

[ 1650-60; praedictivus foretelling. See PREDICT, -IVE ]

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