pre·​dict·​able | \ pri-ˈdik-tə-bəl How to pronounce predictable (audio) \

Definition of predictable

1 : capable of being predicted : able to be known, seen, or declared in advance a predictable reaction/outcome a very predictable plot changes occurring at a steady and predictable rate
2 : behaving in a way that is expected I knew he would say that. He's so predictable.

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predictability \ pri-​ˌdik-​tə-​ˈbi-​lə-​tē How to pronounce predictability (audio) \ noun
By comparing the projections, meteorologists can get a measure of the weather's predictability: The less agreement among the forecasts, the less predictable the weather. — Richard Monastersky

First Known Use of predictable

1820, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of predictable

: capable of being known before happening or being done
: behaving in a way that is expected

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