# 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 …