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[pri-dik-tuh-bil-i-tee] /prɪˌdɪk təˈbɪl ɪ ti/
consistent repetition of a state, course of action, behavior, or the like, making it possible to know in advance what to expect:
The predictability of their daily lives was both comforting and boring.
the quality of being regarded as likely to happen, as behavior or an event:
We were disheartened by the utter predictability of war. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • But compared to broiling, frying or microwaving your bread, you can't beat the convenient predictability of a toaster.
  • On the other hand, our staff always seems to scramble with frantic determination despite the predictability of these tidal events.
  • They provide clarity and predictability, a way of quickly categorizing information.
  • Or something can-a family of four pauses beside a station wagon, whose predictability makes matters worse.
  • If there are pockets of predictability, they will surely be buried under a haystack of gross unpredictability.
  • The empty niches had to be constrained to preserve the predictability necessary to either land stewardship or capital formation.
  • In fact, one of the major selling points of a paper is its organizational and informational predictability.
  • As the industry sacrificed creativity to management predictability, he in a sense mortgaged his genius to his life.
  • It must promote predictability and reduce uncertainty.
  • It is chemistry, its predictability and rationality and precision that convert the dark into the light.
Word Origin and History for predictability

1855, from predictable + -ity.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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