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"predictable" in British English

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predictableadjective

uk   /prɪˈdɪk.tə.bəl/  us   /prɪˈdɪk.tə.bəl/
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 old restaurant.
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 investors seeking predictable returns on their investments.
predictably
adverb
The supermarket announced another predictably strong performance.
(Definition of predictable from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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