Definition of unpredicted in English:



  • (of an event or result) unforeseen.

    ‘the unpredicted change of weather’
    • ‘The most common outcome of genetic engineering is unpredicted effects.’
    • ‘What would you expect to happen when an unpredicted accident or illness befalls you or her?’
    • ‘But what if the problem is caused by a natural, unpredicted event?’
    • ‘Which may seem pretty damn obvious when you compare the recent disaster of mobile phone content and the equally unpredicted success of SMS phone text messaging, but be kind.’
    • ‘I did something unexpected then, so unpredicted that even I was surprised.’
    • ‘When my mother saw the bamboo fragments, she had to be supported by her servant girls, Yuki and Hone, a result of the unpredicted shock.’
    • ‘The game provided 2 out of 3 shocking goals, an unpredicted defeat and a fitting end to a superb FA Cup Campaign.’
    • ‘It also allows unmanned spacecraft to handle unpredicted events in real time, without waiting for ground control to tell them what to do.’
    • ‘If we can look back and say one unpredicted side-effect of television was that it created a culture of voyeurs, then future generations may cast an eye to the Internet and say it unwittingly turned us all into rude, rotten bastards.’
    • ‘The war against terrorism being planned in Washington and London could have a lot of unpredicted and unwelcome outcomes.’
    • ‘The only other comparable errors occurred in 1982 and 1991, years affected by unpredicted recessions.’
    • ‘It is not washing with the public: the unpredicted consequence of Lord Hutton letting the government off scot free is that people are regarding the Blair government with even more suspicion and distrust.’
    • ‘In these circumstances we do our best to predict possible outcomes, then take controlled measures to slowly discover any unpredicted effects.’
    • ‘Even the simplest addition can cause unpredicted results.’
    • ‘It is very tough to test a theory that has no unpredicted outcomes.’
    • ‘Testing the liquid on a small ant produced results that were… unpredicted.’
    • ‘Having set the dynamic design in motion He is not now subject to unplanned or unpredicted random events.’
    • ‘Installation of the board did not result in any unpredicted occurrences, either mechanically or in terms of software.’
    • ‘Exposure to mixtures of chemicals can produce unusual and unpredicted effects.’
    • ‘We've hoped the complexity of science can explain the complexity of organizations and we've asked science for tools to stop the unpredicted events that suddenly destroy lives and futures.’
    unexpected, unanticipated, unforeseen, unpredictable
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