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Definition of predictive adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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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 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
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