Definitions

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  • v. To retract or falsify a previous prediction.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • intransitive v. To retract or falsify a previous prediction.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To revoke or retract prediction.

Etymologies

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un- +‎ predict

Examples

  • The shadow-hinge swings unpredict - ably and the light's blanked out. '

    Insight: Poetic Visions of the Past

  • "Our greatest weakness since Humans have allied themselves with the Weave has been our repeated under-estimation of their abilities, in tandem with an unpredict-ability which verges on madness."

    The False Mirror

  • He also recognizes the importance in history of sheer chance: "It is possible for the fortunes of events to develop just as unpredict - ably (ἀμαθω̂ς) as the designs of men" (1.140.1).

    PROGRESS IN CLASSICAL ANTIQUITY

  • It may denote any type of acausal (accidental, contin - gent, indeterministic) behavior of physical processes, usually in the realm of microphenomena, implying thereby a total or partial breakdown of the principle of causality; (b) it may denote any type of unpredict - able behavior of such processes without necessarily involving a renunciation of metaphysical causality; (c) it may denote an essential limitation or imprecision of measurement procedures for reasons to be specified by

    INDETERMINACY IN PHYSICS

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