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predict

(pri-dikt′) [L. praedicere, to foretell]
To declare what will happen; foretell. In clinical observations, it is to make an educated estimate about the natural history of a disease or its prognosis.
predictable (-dikt′ă-bĕl), adjectivepredictive (-dik′tiv)
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We turn first to the criticism that behavioral theories cannot be used predictively. This critique is founded on the notion of an unavoidable trade-off between complexity and predictive ability.
So if you think about how Blue Coat is thinking about this predictively not just in roadmap but in terms of how we engage.
Conceived by Jason Griffey (a fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University) and built with the help of his development team (bit.ly/lL741qf), it will let librarians "watch" a part of the library and produce what Griffey is calling "attention measurement." The stats librarians can pull from Measure the Future will allow libraries to plan staffing predictively, test displays or furniture arrangements, check what rooms are most popular during different parts of the day or year, and much more.
Using Titan's speed and parallel processing power, ORNL researchers can predictively model new alloys and select only the best candidates for further experimentation.
Among their topics are Hamiltonian Monte Carlo for hierarchical models, Bayesian variable selection for predictively optimal regression, elastic prior shape models of three-dimensional objects for Bayesian image analysis, a Bayesian uncertainty analysis for non-ignorable non-response, and a Bayesian analysis of the solar cycle using multiple proxy variables.
An advanced analytics program can also work predictively, issuing an alert the moment a customer's ordering pattern decreases unexpectedly, for instance.
This data and profile allow companies to predictively score and funnel leads to appropriate sales personnel, providing them with the unique data points that help close each deal.
This is repeated by van Wincoop and Rose (2001), who use similar in-sample methods and state predictively that "we estimate that the [European Monetary Union] will cause European trade to rise by 50%." A measure of predictive ability requires utilizing out-of-sample data techniques and is not satisfactorily met by in-sample techniques, because in-sample statistical methods assume the model specification is known, and thus, are difficult to generalize beyond the exact data used to generate the model.
In order to reach an optimum solution, several recalibrations were needed and it was learned that the variable gender does not function predictively. In figure 3 we present the optimum solution retained in relation to step 3.
These are: To predictively spot new opportunities in markets, to demonstrate transparency and trust, to innovate in agile ways, to deliver unique and personalized experiences, and to operate in real time.
Regardless of prior peer review, the so-called "constructal law," which the author claims to be able to predictively apply to all aspects of existence including politics and philosophy, should be soundly refuted and struck down rather than blindly embraced by the mechanical engineering community.
* acting predictively, precisely an nimbly in advance of key decision points