Definitions of predictor

n information that supports a probabilistic estimate of future events

“the weekly bulletin contains several predictors of mutual fund performance”
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knowledge acquired through study or experience or instruction

n someone who makes predictions of the future (usually on the basis of special knowledge)

forecaster, prognosticator, soothsayer
Michel de Notredame
French astrologer who wrote cryptic predictions whose interpretations are still being debated (1503-1566)
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astrologer, astrologist
someone who predicts the future by the positions of the planets and sun and Moon
fortune teller, fortuneteller
a person who foretells your personal future
chiromancer, palmist, palmister
fortuneteller who predicts your future by the lines on your palms
a woman who tells fortunes
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illusionist, seer, visionary
a person with unusual powers of foresight

n a computer for controlling antiaircraft fire that computes the position of an aircraft at the instant of a shell's arrival

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computer, computing device, computing machine, data processor, electronic computer, information processing system
a machine for performing calculations automatically

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