predictive

adjective pre·dic·tive \ pri-ˈdik-tiv \
|Updated on: 12 Jun 2018

Definition of predictive

1 : of, relating to, or usable or valuable for prediction
  • predictive medical factors
2 : based on or generated by using methods of prediction
  • predictive models
  • predictive text
  • Usually predictive policing refers to feeding reams of city data into a computer and dispatching extra officers to areas that are deemed to be at high risk of future crime.
  • —Leon Neyfakh

predictively

adverb
    • Like an astrological chart, it can be made to fit any case, and it works better retrospectively than predictively.
    • —Carol Tavris

First Known Use of predictive

1637

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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