a person or thing that predicts.
Mathematics. a formula for determining additional values or derivatives of a function from the relationship of its given values.

1645–55; < Medieval Latin praedictor. See predict, -tor Unabridged
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predictor (prɪˈdɪktə)
1.  a person or thing that predicts
2.  an instrument, used in conjunction with an anti-aircraft gun, that determines the speed, distance, height, and direction of hostile aircraft
3.  statistics a more modern term for independent variable

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A family history of early cad is one of the less important predictors of cad.
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