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like·li·hood

 (līk′lē-ho͝od′)
n.
1. The state of being probable; probability.
2. Something probable.

likelihood

(ˈlaɪklɪˌhʊd) or

likeliness

n
1. the condition of being likely or probable; probability
2. something that is probable
3. (Statistics) statistics the probability of a given sample being randomly drawn regarded as a function of the parameters of the population. The likelihood ratio is the ratio of this to the maximized likelihood. See also maximum likelihood

like•li•hood

(ˈlaɪk liˌhʊd)

also like′li•ness,



n.
a probability or chance of something.
[1350–1400]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.likelihood - the probability of a specified outcome
probability - 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"
odds - the likelihood of a thing occurring rather than not occurring
unlikelihood, unlikeliness - the improbability of a specified outcome

likelihood

noun probability, chance, possibility, prospect, liability, good chance, strong possibility, reasonableness, likeliness The likelihood is that people would be willing to pay.

likelihood

noun
The likeliness of a given event occurring:
Translations
إحْتِمال، إمْكانيَّه
pravděpodobnost
sandsynlighed
líkur, sennileiki

likelihood

[ˈlaɪklɪhʊd] Nprobabilidad f
what is the likelihood of a successful outcome?¿qué probabilidad hay de que el resultado sea favorable?
there is no likelihood of infectionno hay probabilidad de infección
there is little/every likelihood that he'll comees poco/muy probable que venga
there is a strong likelihood they'll be electedes muy probable que salgan elegidos
in all likelihood the explosion was caused by a bomblo más probable es que una bomba causase la explosión

likelihood

[ˈlaɪklihʊd] nprobabilité f
The likelihood of infection is minimal → La probabilité d'une infection est minime.
there is every likelihood that ... → il y a toutes les chances que ... + subj, il y a toutes les chances pour que ... + subj
There is every likelihood that sanctions will work → Il y a toutes les chances que les sanctions marchent., Il y a toutes les chances pour que les sanctions marchent.
in all likelihood → selon toute probabilité, selon toute vraisemblance

likelihood

nWahrscheinlichkeit f; in all likelihoodaller Wahrscheinlichkeit nach; the likelihood is that …es ist wahrscheinlich, dass …; there is no likelihood of thatdas ist nicht wahrscheinlich; there is little/every likelihood that …es ist kaum/durchaus anzunehmen, dass …; is there any likelihood of him coming?besteht die Möglichkeit, dass er kommt?; what’s the likelihood of their getting married?wie wahrscheinlich ist es or wie groß ist die Wahrscheinlichkeit, dass die beiden heiraten?; what’s the likelihood of you coming out with me tonight?wie sind die Chancen, dass du heute Abend mit mir ausgehst?

likelihood

[ˈlaɪklɪˌhʊd] nprobabilità
in all likelihood → con ogni probabilità, molto probabilmente
there is no likelihood of that → è da escludersi
there is little likelihood that he'll come → è difficile che venga

like1

(laik) adjective
the same or similar. They're as like as two peas.
preposition
the same as or similar to; in the same or a similar way as. He climbs like a cat; She is like her mother.
noun
someone or something which is the same or as good etc as another. You won't see his like / their like again.
conjunction
(especially American) in the same or a similar way as. No-one does it like he does.
ˈlikely adjective
1. probable. the likely result; It's likely that she'll succeed.
2. looking etc as if it might be good, useful, suitable etc. a likely spot for a picnic; She's the most likely person for the job.
ˈlikelihood noun
probability.
ˈliken verb
to think or speak of as being similar; to compare. He likened the earth to an apple.
ˈlikeness noun
1. (a) similarity or resemblance. The likeness between them is amazing.
2. a representation of a a person etc in a photographic or painted portrait etc. That photo of Mary is a good likeness.
ˈlikewise adverb
1. in the same or a similar manner. He ignored her, and she ignored him likewise.
2. also. Mrs. Brown came, likewise Mrs. Smith.
like-ˈminded adjective
having a similar opinion or purpose.
a likely story!
I don't believe it!.
as likely as not
probably. As likely as not, he won't remember to come.
be like someone
to be typical of someone. It isn't like him to be late.(=Geç kalmak onun adeti değildir.)
feel like
to be inclined, willing or anxious to (do or have something). I don't feel like going out; I expect he feels like a cup of tea.
he etc is likely to
it is probable that he etc will. He is likely to fail.
look like
1. to appear similar to. She looks very like her mother.
2. to show the effects, signs or possibility of. It looks like rain.
not likely!
certainly not!. `Would you put your head in a lion's mouth?' `Me? Not likely!'
References in classic literature ?
That rusty black hat with the drooping red flower, it might not be Ona's, but there was very little likelihood of it.
The slave-driver lashed us desperately, for he saw ruin before him, but his lashings only made mat- ters worse, for they drove us further from the road and from likelihood of succor.
There was no recovering Miss Taylornor much likelihood of ceasing to pity her; but a few weeks brought some alleviation to Mr.
Elinor tried very seriously to convince him that there was no likelihood of her marrying Colonel Brandon; but it was an expectation of too much pleasure to himself to be relinquished, and he was really resolved on seeking an intimacy with that gentleman, and promoting the marriage by every possible attention.
I can now conjecture readily that this streak of light was, in all likelihood, a gleam from a lantern carried by some one across the lawn: but then, prepared as my mind was for horror, shaken as my nerves were by agitation, I thought the swift darting beam was a herald of some coming vision from another world.
Of unjust treatment in detention and hardship, and in cruel separation from his wife and child, he foreshadowed the likelihood, or the certainty; but, beyond this, he dreaded nothing distinctly.
Oh, I've swopped with him," said Dunstan, whose delight in lying, grandly independent of utility, was not to be diminished by the likelihood that his hearer would not believe him--"Wildfire's mine now.
Whatever may be the determination of Pennsylvania, if the Northern Confederacy includes New Jersey, there is no likelihood of more than one confederacy to the south of that State.
The incubators are built in remote fastnesses, where there is little or no likelihood of their being discovered by other tribes.
Now he shouted excitedly for Korak to come back, for he knew that in the sacred arena the other bulls might be expected to come to the assistance of their king against an outsider, though there was small likelihood that the king would need assistance.
I have constantly foreseen the likelihood of certain obstacles.
But once the irrational has been introduced and an air of likelihood imparted to it, we must accept it in spite of the absurdity.