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Synonyms for predictor

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

information that supports a probabilistic estimate of future events

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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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The first- and second-order predictors are the most used in practice, because the prediction gain often gets into saturation for the higher orders [1], [2].
With the two big predictors taking opposing views, the race for Best Picture looks set to go down to the wire.
ERIC Descriptors: Science Achievement; Mathematics Achievement; Reading Achievement; Foreign Countries; Foreign Students; Transfer of Training; Science Instruction; Mathematics Instruction; Reading Instruction; Predictor Variables; Scores; Secondary School Students; Socioeconomic Influences; Urban Areas; Rural Areas
Grossman and Lugovskyy (2011) use EG's risk instrument (modified to include a sixth gamble choice) and then have predictors make predictions in one of three treatments.
Few studies report which predictors are most used in current clinical practice, with no consensus on useful weaning predictors being identified among a group of respiratory therapists in North America (10).
Dynamic branch predictors use run-time branch execution history to predict branch direction.
The Ambivalence Index did not account for additional variance beyond the initial set of predictors in any analysis (original or corrected), so the information below will focus on the initial set of three predictors (IAT, Pro-Black, Anti-Black).
The investigators then looked for novel predictors, including biomarkers.
The relatively effective tool for compensation of time-delay term represents the classical Smith predictor which has been known to automation community since 1959 (Smith).
Predictors of college success include academic factors (e.
Gender and ethnicity were significant but negative predictors of academic achievement, suggesting that males and Caucasian students obtained higher scores on the math test than did females and non-Caucasian students (see Table 3).
Thus, the weight loss predictor incorporates the other two predictors, making regular exercise and reduced fat diets vital to the fight against type 2 diabetes.
DENVER -- Age and low hostility are independent predictors of high blood pressure in women over a 10-year period, suggesting a link between certain personality traits and disease development, Jocelyne Leclerc reported in a poster presentation at the annual meeting of the American Psychosomatic Society.
In the nondrug group, lower glomerular filtration rate and older age were independent predictors of ARE For the nesiritide group, hypertension and elevated blood urea nitrogen/serum creatinine were independent predictors.
Measures of chronic lead exposure may serve as strong predictors of impaired nerve function.