# Probability

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**Probability**— The likelihood that something will happen. For example, a probability of less than .05 indicates that the probability of something occurring by chance alone is less than 5 in 100, or 5 percent. This level of probability is usually taken as the… …22

**probability**— [ˌprɒbəˈbɪləti] noun 1) [singular/U] a measure of how likely something is to happen What is the probability of success?[/ex] 2) [C] something that is likely to happen or be true War is now a probability rather than a possibility.[/ex] • in all… …23

**probability**— /prɒbəˈbɪləti / (say probuh biluhtee) noun (plural probabilities) 1. the quality or fact of being probable. 2. a likelihood or chance of something: there is a probability of his coming. 3. a probable event, circumstance, etc.: to regard a thing… …24

**probability**— Synonyms and related words: a thing for, accidentality, actuarial calculation, actuarial prediction, adventitiousness, affinity, aftertime, afteryears, anticipation, apocalypse, aptitude, aptness, bare possibility, bent, best bet, bias, break, by …25

**probability**— n. in all probability * * * [ˌprɒbə bɪlɪtɪ] in all probability …26

**probability**— noun 1) the probability of winning Syn: likelihood, prospect, expectation, chance, chances, odds 2) relegation is a distinct probability Syn: probable event, prospect, possibility, good/fair/reasonable bet …27

**probability**— The likelihood of the occurrence of an event, measured by the ratio of likely occurrences to the total number of possible occurrences. Probabilities can be expressed as (i) *percentages, (ii) decimals between 0 and 1, (iii) fractions, and (iv)… …28

**probability**— noun 1) the probability of winning Syn: likelihood, prospect, expectation, chance(s), odds 2) relegation is a distinct probability Syn: prospect, possibility …29

**probability**— Likelihood; appearance of reality or truth; reasonable ground of presumption; verisimilitude; consonance to reason. The likelihood of a proposition or hypothesis being true, from its conformity to reason or experience, or from superior evidence… …30

**probability**— n. (pl. ies) 1 the state or condition of being probable. 2 the likelihood of something happening. 3 a probable or most probable event (the probability is that they will come). 4 Math. the extent to which an event is likely to occur, measured by… …