# Probability

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**probability**— The mathematics of probability is well understood. Probability is a non negative, additive set function whose maximum value is unity. What is harder to understand is the application of the formal notion to the actual world. One point of… …12

**probability**— prob|a|bil|i|ty [ˌprɔbəˈbılıti US ˌpra: ] n 1.) [U and C] how likely something is, sometimes calculated in a mathematical way = ↑likelihood, chance ↑chance the probability of (doing) sth ▪ The probability of winning the lottery is really very low …13

**probability**— [[t]prɒ̱bəbɪ̱lɪti[/t]] probabilities 1) N VAR The probability of something happening is how likely it is to happen, sometimes expressed as a fraction or a percentage. Without a transfusion, the victim s probability of dying was 100%... The… …14

**probability */*/**— UK [ˌprɒbəˈbɪlətɪ] / US [ˌprɑbəˈbɪlətɪ] noun Word forms probability : singular probability plural probabilities 1) a) [singular/uncountable] a measure of how likely something is to happen probability of: We have to be prepared for the probability …15

**Probability**— (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Probability >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 probability probability likelihood Sgm: N 1 credibleness credibleness Sgm: N 1 likeliness likeliness &c. >Adj. GRP: N 2 Sgm: N 2 vraisemblance vraisemblance …16

**probability**— prob|a|bil|i|ty [ ,prabə bıləti ] noun ** 1. ) count or uncount a measure of how likely something is to happen: probability of: We have to be prepared for the probability of a further fall in profits. probability that: There was a strong… …17

**probability**— noun 1 (singular, uncountable) how likely it is that something will happen, exist, or be true (+ of): very little probability of finding it again | there is a strong probability that: There is a very strong probabililty that she will make a full… …18

**Probability**— The relative likelihood of a particular outcome among all possible outcomes. The New York Times Financial Glossary * * * probability prob‧a‧bil‧i‧ty [ˌprɒbəˈbɪlti ǁ ˌprɑː ] noun probabilities PLURALFORM [countable, uncountable] STATISTICS the… …19

**probability**— The relative likelihood of a particular outcome among all possible outcomes. Bloomberg Financial Dictionary * * * probability prob‧a‧bil‧i‧ty [ˌprɒbəˈbɪlti ǁ ˌprɑː ] noun probabilities PLURALFORM [countable, uncountable] STATISTICS the chance… …20

**probability**— /prob euh bil i tee/, n., pl. probabilities. 1. the quality or fact of being probable. 2. a strong likelihood or chance of something: The probability of the book s success makes us optimistic. 3. a probable event, circumstance, etc.: Our going to …