Definition of predictive adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//prɪˈdɪktɪv//
    ; NAmE NAmE//prɪˈdɪktɪv//
    [usually before noun] Text messages, Mobile devices
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  1. 1(formal) connected with the ability to show what will happen in the future the predictive power of science More research is needed to improve the predictive value of the tests.
  2. 2(of a computer program) allowing you to enter text on a computer or a mobile/cell phone more quickly by using the first few letters of each word to predict what you want to say predictive text input predictive messaging See related entries: Text messages, Mobile devices
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: predictive