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Noun: predictor  pri'dik-tu(r)
  1. Someone who makes predictions of the future (usually on the basis of special knowledge)
    - forecaster, prognosticator, soothsayer
  2. Information that supports a probabilistic estimate of future events
    "the weekly bulletin contains several predictors of mutual fund performance"
  3. A computer for controlling antiaircraft fire that computes the position of an aircraft at the instant of a shell's arrival

Derived forms: predictors

Type of: computer, computing device, computing machine, data processor, electronic computer, illusionist, information, information processing system, seer, visionary

Part of: ack-ack, ack-ack gun, antiaircraft, antiaircraft gun, flack, flak, pom-pom

Encyclopedia: Predictor