predictable

[pri-dik-tuh-buhl]
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.

predictably, adverb
nonpredictable, adjective
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predict (prɪˈdɪkt)
 
vb
(tr; may take a clause as object) to state or make a declaration about in advance, esp on a reasoned basis; foretell
 
[C17: from Latin praedīcere to mention beforehand, from prae before + dīcere to say]
 
pre'dictable
 
adj
 
predicta'bility
 
n
 
pre'dictableness
 
n
 
pre'dictably
 
adv

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It was this view, stove thought, that had predictably led to the chaos of modern life.
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