unpredictability


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un·pre·dict·a·ble

 (ŭn′prĭ-dĭk′tə-bəl)
adj.
Difficult to foretell or foresee: unpredictable test results; unpredictable behavior.
n.
Something difficult or impossible to foretell or foresee.

un′pre·dict′a·bil′i·ty n.
un′pre·dict′a·bly adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.unpredictability - the quality of being guided by sudden unpredictable impulsesunpredictability - the quality of being guided by sudden unpredictable impulses
changefulness, inconstancy - the quality of being changeable and variable
2.unpredictability - the trait of being unpredictably irresoluteunpredictability - the trait of being unpredictably irresolute; "the volatility of the market drove many investors away"
irresoluteness, irresolution - the trait of being irresolute; lacking firmness of purpose
3.unpredictability - lacking predictabilityunpredictability - lacking predictability    
uncertainness, uncertainty, precariousness - being unsettled or in doubt or dependent on chance; "the uncertainty of the outcome"; "the precariousness of his income"
predictability - the quality of being predictable
Translations

unpredictability

[ˈʌnprɪˌdɪktəˈbɪlɪtɪ] N [of situation] → lo imprevisible, imprevisibilidad f; [of person] → carácter m caprichoso, volubilidad f

unpredictability

[ˌʌnprɪdɪktəˈbɪlɪti] n
[weather] → caractère m imprévisible
[person] → caractère m imprévisible
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