Pronunciation: (pri-dik'tiv), [key]
1. of or pertaining to prediction: losing one's predictive power.
2. used or useful for predicting or foretelling the future: to look for predictive signs among the stars.
3. being an indication of the future or of future conditions: a cold wind predictive of snow.
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