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Meaning of “predictable” in the English Dictionary

"predictable" in British English

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predictableadjective

uk   us   /prɪˈdɪk.tə.bl̩/
B2 Something that is predictable ​happens in a way or at a ​time that you ​know about before it ​happens: Comets ​appear at predictable ​times.
Opposite
disapproving happening or ​behaving in a way that you ​expect and not ​unusual or ​interesting: The ​ending to the ​film was just so predictable.

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(Definition of predictable from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"predictable" in American English

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predictableadjective

 us   /prɪˈdɪk·tə·bəl/
acting or ​happening in a way that is ​expected: Comets usually ​appear at predictable ​times. She’s so predictable – she always ​wants to go to the same ​oldrestaurant.
predictability
noun [U]  /prɪˌdɪk·təˈbɪl·ət̬·i/
Can the predictability of these ​results be ​improved?
predictably
adverb  us   /prɪˈdɪk·tə·bli/
Predictably, the ​movie was a ​hit.
(Definition of predictable from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"predictable" in Business English

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predictableadjective

uk   us   /prɪˈdɪktəbl/
happening as or when expected: Bonds are attractive for ​investorsseeking predictable ​returns on their ​investments.
predictably
adverb
The ​supermarket announced another predictably ​strongperformance.
(Definition of predictable from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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