In a manner that can be expected or anticipated.

Predictably he returned to the scene of his crime, where the police were waiting to arrest him.

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  • predictably — adverb Date: 1914 1. in a manner that can be predicted < works quickly and predictably > 2. as one could predict ; as one would expect < predictably, the politicians howled > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • predictably — predictable UK US /prɪˈdɪktəbl/ adjective ► happening as or when expected: »Bonds are attractive for investors seeking predictable returns on their investments. → Compare UNPREDICTABLE(Cf. ↑unpredictable) predictably adverb ► »The supermarket… …   Financial and business terms

  • predictably — predictable ► ADJECTIVE 1) able to be predicted. 2) derogatory always behaving or occurring in the way expected. DERIVATIVES predictability noun predictably adverb …   English terms dictionary

  • predictably — adverb in a predictable manner or to a predictable degree predictably, he did not like the news • Derived from adjective: ↑predictable …   Useful english dictionary

  • predictably — See predictability. * * * …   Universalium

  • predictably — pre dict·a·bly || prɪ dɪktÉ™blɪ adv. in a manner that is able to be predicted, in a manner that can be foretold …   English contemporary dictionary

  • predictably — pre·dict·a·bly …   English syllables

  • predictably — See: predictable …   English dictionary

  • Predictably Irrational — Infobox Book name = Predictably Irrational: The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions title orig = translator = image caption = author = Dan Ariely illustrator = cover artist = country = USA language = English series = subject = genre =… …   Wikipedia

  • PDCS — • Predictably Dependable Computing System (ESPRIT Projekt) • Performance Data Computer System ( > IEEE Standard Dictionary ) • Power Distribution & Control (Sub )System NASA …   Acronyms

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