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predictor

Definitions of predictor
  1. noun
    information that supports a probabilistic estimate of future events
    “the weekly bulletin contains several predictors of mutual fund performance”
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    type of:
    information
    knowledge acquired through study or experience or instruction
  2. noun
    someone who makes predictions of the future (usually on the basis of special knowledge)
    synonyms: forecaster, prognosticator, soothsayer
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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
    sibyl
    a woman who tells fortunes
    type of:
    illusionist, seer, visionary
    a person with unusual powers of foresight
  3. noun
    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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