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predictable

[pri-dik-tuh-buh l] /prɪˈdɪk tə bəl/
adjective
1.
able to be foretold or declared in advance:
New technology allows predictable weather forecasting.
2.
expected, especially on the basis of previous or known behavior:
His complaints are so predictable.
Related forms
predictably, adverb
nonpredictable, adjective
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Examples for predictable
  • Midsummer and the living is easy, though a little predictable yet another afternoon at the pool.
  • Reaction abroad to reports of an agreement broke along predictable lines.
  • They will answer questions both predictable and idiosyncratic.
  • And unlike wind energy, dependent on inconsistent gusts, this technology is as predictable as the tides.
  • Note that as the flow rate is increased, the system becomes less predictable.
  • They can do so because solar eclipses are now completely and easily predictable.
  • Planting between pavers usually calls for predictable groundcovers such as creeping herbs, mosses, or reseeding annuals.
  • There's a predictable narrative to a lot of discoveries in molecular biology.
  • The mixture may be slightly unexpected, but it still manages to be predictable all the way.
  • But the second and third marks might not be so predictable.

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