# Probability

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**Probability**— is the likelihood or chance that something is the case or will happen. Probability theory is used extensively in areas such as statistics, mathematics, science and philosophy to draw conclusions about the likelihood of potential events and the… …2

**probability**— ► NOUN (pl. probabilities) 1) the extent to which something is probable. 2) a probable or most probable event. ● in all probability Cf. ↑in all probability …3

**Probability**— Prob a*bil i*ty, n.; pl. {Probabilities}. [L. probabilitas: cf. F. probabilit[ e].] [1913 Webster] 1. The quality or state of being probable; appearance of reality or truth; reasonable ground of presumption; likelihood. [1913 Webster] Probability …4

**probability**— probability, probability distribution See distribution (statistical or frequency)}} ; sampling ; significance tests ; …5

**probability**— [präb΄ə bil′ə tē] n. pl. probabilities [MFr probabilité < L probabilitas] 1. the quality or state of being probable; likelihood 2. something probable 3. Math. the ratio of the number of times something will probably occur to the total number… …6

**probability**— I noun anticipation, appearance of truth, believability, chance, conceivability, credibility, credibleness, expectation, fair chance, fair expectation, favorable chance, liability, liableness, likelihood, likeliness, odds, ostensibility,… …7

**Probability**— [engl.], Wahrscheinlichkeit …8

**probability**— (n.) mid 15c., quality of being probable, from O.Fr. probabilite (14c.) and directly from L. probabilitatem (nom. probabilitas), from probabilis (see PROBABLE (Cf. probable)). Meaning вЂњsomething likely to be trueвЂќ is from 1570s; mathematical… …9

**probability**— [n] likelihood of something happening anticipation, chance, chances, conceivability, contingency, credibility, expectation, feasibility, hazard, liability, likeliness, odds, outside chance*, plausibility, possibility, practicability, prayer,… …10

**probability**— noun ADJECTIVE ▪ high, real, strong ▪ There is a high probability that it will snow tonight. ▪ greater, increased ▪ low …11

**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 …