HyperDic: predictor

English > 3 senses of the word predictor:
NOUNperson predictor, forecaster, prognosticator, soothsayersomeone who makes predictions of the future (usually on the basis of special knowledge)
cognitionpredictorinformation that supports a probabilistic estimate of future events
artifactpredictora computer for controlling antiaircraft fire that computes the position of an aircraft at the instant of a shell's arrival
predictor > pronunciation
Soundsprihdih'kter
Rhymesabductor ... zoster: 649 rhymes with ter...
English > predictor: 3 senses > noun 1, person
Meaningsomeone who makes predictions of the future (usually on the basis of special knowledge).
Synonymsforecaster, prognosticator, soothsayer
Narrowerastrologer, astrologistsomeone who predicts the future by the positions of the planets and sun and Moon
fortuneteller, fortune tellerA person who foretells your personal future
Broadervisionary, illusionist, seerA person with unusual powers of foresight
Spanishadivino, pronosticador, vaticinador, vidente
Catalanpronosticador, vaticinador
Verbspredictmake a prediction about
English > predictor: 3 senses > noun 2, cognition
MeaningInformation that supports a probabilistic estimate of future events.
Example"the weekly bulletin contains several predictors of mutual fund performance"
Broaderinformationknowledge acquired through study or experience or instruction
English > predictor: 3 senses > noun 3, artifact
MeaningA computer for controlling antiaircraft fire that computes the position of an aircraft at the instant of a shell's arrival.
Part ofantiaircraft, antiaircraft gun, flak, flack, pom-pom, ack-ack, ack-ack gunartillery designed to shoot upward at airplanes
Broadercomputer, computing machine, computing device, data processor, electronic computer, information processing systemA machine for performing calculations automatically

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