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predictive

[pri-dik-tiv] /prɪˈdɪk tɪv/
adjective
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.
Origin
1650-1660
1650-60; < Late Latin praedictīvus foretelling. See predict, -ive
Related forms
predictively, adverb
predictiveness, noun
nonpredictive, adjective
unpredictive, adjective
unpredictively, adverb
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predictive

adj.

1650s, from Late Latin praedictivus, from praedict-, past participle stem of praedicere (see predict).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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