# How to disambiguate predictor and predictor variables?

I'm using generalized linear models and generalized nonlinear models in a modeling project, so I refer to the final predictor simply as the predictor. But I find that this is confusing and unclear, as you can also refer to the predictor variables as predictors. Is there another way to refer to the final predictor, or any other way to distinguish the final predictor and predictor variables?

• I think @IsabellaGhement's answer (+1) addresses your concern quite well. Another word you could use is: prediction machine. – Jim Mar 18 '18 at 19:11