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Probability

Probability

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noun


(1)   The quality of being probable; a probable event or the most probable event
"For a while mutiny seemed a probability"
"Going by past experience there was a high probability that the visitors were lost"
(2)   A measure of how likely it is that some event will occur; a number expressing the ratio of favorable cases to the whole number of cases possible
"The probability that an unbiased coin will fall with the head up is 0.5"
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Etymology


< < ; see probable.

Noun


  1. the state of being probable; likelihood
  2. an event that is likely to occur
  3. the relative likelihood of an event happening
  4. a number, between 0 and 1, expressing the precise likelihood of an event happening