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predictability

[prə‚dik·tə′bil·əd·ē]
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The measure of the accuracy with which the system can define the location of a point in terms of geographic coordinates rather than the lattice peculiar to that system.
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Ross and Hill (2000, 2002) suggest that individual unpredictability, formed during childhood and developed over time, favors the formation of a mental model of unpredictability, which comes to permeate one's individual perception concerning the availability of resources in the environment and precedes the individual's expectations of what will be available in the long and short runs.
"The lack of dialogue and the unpredictability, the uncertainty may be the greatest risk," NATO Secretary General Anders Rasmussen said in an interview with Kyodo News, when asked about the difficulty of assessing the thoughts and the next move of North Korea's leadership.
"It's hard to know from a defensive point of view where he is going to pop up but we need that unpredictability."
"The unpredictability of him could be a good thing for us."
A common thread which seems to run through the whole culture is a sense of unpredictability, a form of anarchy which is pervasive in the whole society.
"Corrupt practices" and the "unpredictability" of the regulatory and the legal framework are the two main reasons why investors remain reluctant to invest in the Western Balkans, says a report released by Eurochambres, the European Association of Chambers of Commerce and Industry (co-financed by the European Commission), on 13 November.
LSJ is getting philosophical about the unpredictability of life: "I've just heard a siren going past and guess something bad is happening to someone who might have woken up this morning feeling great.You never know what the day holds.
This collection of narratives from leading field researchers acknowledges the unpredictability of managing a project and candidly illustrates real-world problems and solutions.
All that glorious unpredictability is captured in BBC sessions from the 70s, during which the SAHB blend vaudeville, rock and pop in anthems such as Boston Tea Party, Faith Healer and Gang Bang.
Forty-five percent of business owners say slow or lost sales is their most immediate problem, followed by the unpredictability of business conditions, cited by 23%.
Contemporary Issues in this edition presents three articles: "Capturing Risk in Solution Prioritization," "Defense Budgeting Challenges: Uncertainty and Unpredictability" and "Generating Opportunity from Uncertainty."
At an inquest into his death Newcastle Coroner David Mitford said: "Mark's death shows the unpredictability of the effect of drugs.