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predictable

adjective
     
pre‧dict‧a‧ble
if something or someone is predictable, you know what will happen or what they will do - sometimes used to show disapproval:
The snow had a predictable effect on traffic.
an entertaining but predictable film
Logan's reaction was predictable.
predictably adverb [sentence adverb]
Predictably, no one was home when I called.
predictability noun [uncountable]

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