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pri dik ter

  • n  someone who makes predictions of the future (usually on the basis of special knowledge)
  • n  information that supports a probabilistic estimate of future events
    the weekly bulletin contains several predictors of mutual fund performance
  • n  a computer for controlling antiaircraft fire that computes the position of an aircraft at the instant of a shell's arrival

  • Combined with high-school grades, SAT scores are the best predictor of how kids will do in their freshman year of college.
  • Over the last few decades that has proven to be an ever-weakening predictor of moral and political behavior, particularly as denominational definitions have become more elastic .
  • An airfare predictor and subway guide, restaurant reviews and car sharing.

  • Cam Cameron in USA Today
    The easiest predictor of future behavior is previous behavior,Cameron said. "Could I have made that statement 15 years ago? Absolutely not. I was trying to save every guy in the game. Ultimately it comes down to the team. You want to be as...
  • Marcel Desailly in
    The Holland team is packed full of talent and their chances of winning were always ranked highly by the Castrol Predictor, but not by the world's fans and media,commented Marcel Desailly on Netherlands' chances in the final.
  • Brian Griese in Peoria Journal Star
    We will score points,Griese said. "Over the last couple of years, the offense has kind of been a second-class citizen. Playing offense is an attitude. I believe attitude is a great predictor of success. Hopefully, I can bring a little...

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