predictor

Definitions of predictor
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n information that supports a probabilistic estimate of future events

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

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

Synonyms:
forecaster, prognosticator, soothsayer
Examples:
Michel de Notredame
French astrologer who wrote cryptic predictions whose interpretations are still being debated (1503-1566)
Types:
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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

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

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

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