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Princeton's WordNet

  1. predictive, prognostic, prognosticativeadjective

    of or relating to prediction; having value for making predictions


  1. predictiveadjective

    Useful in predicting.

  2. predictiveadjective

    Describing a predictor.


  1. Predictive

    A prediction (Latin præ-, "before," and dicere, "to say"), or forecast, is a statement about a future event or data. They are often, but not always, based upon experience or knowledge. There is no universal agreement about the exact difference from "estimation"; different authors and disciplines ascribe different connotations. Future events are necessarily uncertain, so guaranteed accurate information about the future is impossible. Prediction can be useful to assist in making plans about possible developments.


  1. predictive

    Predictive refers to the capability or method of forecasting, estimating, or determining future outcomes, behavior, trends, or results based on available data, patterns, models or algorithms. This term is often used in fields like statistics, data analysis, machine learning, artificial intelligence, and business forecasting.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Predictiveadjective

    foretelling; prophetic; foreboding

  2. Etymology: [L. praedictivus.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of predictive in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of predictive in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of predictive in a Sentence

  1. Alexander Kutikov:

    In reality, we are still in the Wild West era with regard to our abilities to accurately assess risks surrounding each disease, indeed, predictive models for cancer prognosis and life expectancy are far from perfect, while effects of many treatments are not wholly known.

  2. Vincent Racaniello:

    Coronaviruses — you can manipulate them in the lab pretty easily, spike protein drives a lot of what happen with coronavirus, in zoonotic risk. So you can get the sequence, you can build the protein, and we work a lot with Ralph Baric at UNC to do this. Insert into the backbone of another virus and do some work in the lab. So you can get more predictive when you find a sequence. You’ve got this diversity. Now the logical progression for vaccines is, if you are going to develop a vaccine for SARS, people are going to use pandemic SARS, but let’s insert some of these other things and get a better vaccine.

  3. Ed Colby:

    ACT scores are highly predictive of success in college, they provide colleges with a standardized measure of academic readiness that can be used to compare students from different schools, districts, and states on an level playing field, something that no other admission factor can provide.

  4. Democrat Chris Anderson:

    I like this question as a gauge of perceptions month to month, but its predictive power seven months from the election is dubious.

  5. Rachel Moon:

    While the differences in blood levels of this enzyme were statistically different -- even if this is confirmed by larger, additional studies -- there is enough overlap in the blood levels between cases and controls that it could not be used as a blood test at this point with any reasonable predictive value.

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