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## prob·a·bil·i·ty

(prŏb′ə-bĭl′ĭ-tē)*n.*

*pl.*

**prob·a·bil·i·ties**

**1.**The quality or condition of being probable; likelihood.

**2.**A probable situation, condition, or event: Her election is a clear probability.

**3.**

**a.**The likelihood that a given event will occur: little probability of rain tonight.

**b.**

*Statistics*A number, ranging from zero to one, expressing either the projected likelihood that a specific event will occur or the observed ratio of the number of actual occurrences to the number of possible occurrences.

*Idiom:*

*in all probability* Most probably; very likely.

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## probability

(ˌprɒbəˈbɪlɪtɪ)*n*,

*pl*

**-ties**

**1.**the condition of being probable

**2.**an event or other thing that is probable

**3.**(Statistics)

*statistics*a measure or estimate of the degree of confidence one may have in the occurrence of an event, measured on a scale from zero (impossibility) to one (certainty). It may be defined as the proportion of favourable outcomes to the total number of possibilities if these are indifferent (

**mathematical probability**), or the proportion observed in a sample (

**empirical probability**), or the limit of this as the sample size tends to infinity (

**relative frequency**), or by more subjective criteria (

**subjective probability**)

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## prob•a•bil•i•ty

(ˌprɒb əˈbɪl ɪ ti)*n.,*

*pl.*

**-ties.**

**1.**the quality or fact of being probable.

**2.**a probable event, circumstance, etc.

**3.**

*Statistics.*

**a.**the relative possibility that an event will occur, as expressed by the ratio of the number of actual occurrences to the total number of possible occurrences.

**b.**the relative frequency with which an event occurs or is likely to occur.

*Idioms:***in all probability,**very probably; quite likely.

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## prob·a·bil·i·ty

(prŏb′ə-bĭl′ĭ-tē) A number expressing the likelihood of the occurrence of a given event, especially a fraction expressing how many times the event will happen in a given number of tests or experiments. For example, when rolling a six-sided die, the probability of rolling a particular side is 1 in 6, or

^{1}/_{6}.The American Heritage® Student Science Dictionary, Second Edition. Copyright © 2014 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

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Noun | 1. | probability - a measure of how likely it is that some event will occur; a number expressing the ratio of favorable cases to the whole number of cases possible; "the probability that an unbiased coin will fall with the head up is 0.5"quantity, measure, amount - how much there is or how many there are of something that you can quantify conditional probability, contingent probability - the probability that an event will occur given that one or more other events have occurred cross section - (physics) the probability that a particular interaction (as capture or ionization) will take place between particles; measured in barns exceedance - (geology) the probability that an earthquake will generate a level of ground motion that exceeds a specified reference level during a given exposure time; "the concept of exceedance can be applied to any type of environmental risk modeling" fair chance, sporting chance - a reasonable probability of success fat chance, slim chance - little or no chance of success joint probability - the probability of two events occurring together risk of exposure, risk - the probability of being exposed to an infectious agent risk of infection, risk - the probability of becoming infected given that exposure to an infectious agent has occurred |

2. | 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"quality - an essential and distinguishing attribute of something or someone; "the quality of mercy is not strained"--Shakespeare likelihood, likeliness - the probability of a specified outcome improbability, improbableness - the quality of being improbable; "impossibility should never be confused with improbability"; "the improbability of such rare coincidences" |

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## probability

*noun*

**1.**likelihood, prospect, chance, odds, expectation, liability, presumption, likeliness There is a high probability of success.

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## probability

*noun*

The likeliness of a given event occurring:

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Translations

**pravděpodobnost**

**šance**

**vyhlídka**

**sandsynlighed**

**todennäköisyys**

**vjerojatnost**

**líkindi, líkur**

**líkur, líkindi**

**見込み**

**개연성**

**vyhliadka**

**verjetnost**

**sannolikhet**

**ความน่าจะเป็นไปได้**

**xác suất**

## probability

[ˌprɒbəˈbɪlɪtɪ]*N*(

*also Math*) → probabilidad

*f*

the probability is that → es probable que ...

*+ subjun*

we calculated the probabilities of it happening → calculamos la probabilidad

*or*las probabilidades de que ocurriera

in

__all__probability he won't turn up → lo más probable es que no aparezca

there is

__little__probability of anyone finding out → es muy poco probable que alguien se entere

Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

## probability

[ˌprɒbəˈbɪlɪti]*n*→ probabilité

*f*

the probability of sth → la probabilité de qch

the probability that ... → la probabilité que ...

the probability of sth happening → la probabilité que qch se produise

Without a transfusion, the victim's probability of dying was very high → Sans transfusion, la probabilité que la victime meure était très élevée.

the probability of being ... → la probabilité d'être ...

the probability is that ... → le plus probable est que ...

in all probability → selon toute probabilité

*probability theory*probability theory

*n*→ théorie

*f*des probabilités

Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

## probability

*n*→ Wahrscheinlichkeit

*f*; in all

**probability**→ aller Wahrscheinlichkeit nach, höchstwahrscheinlich; the

**probability**of something → die Wahrscheinlichkeit einer Sache

*(gen)*; what’s the

**probability**of that happening? → wie groß ist die Wahrscheinlichkeit, dass das geschieht?; the

**probability**is that he will leave → wahrscheinlich wird er weggehen

Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

## probable

(ˈprobəbl)*adjective*

that may be expected to happen or be true; likely. the probable result; Such an event is possible but not probable.

**ˈprobably**

*adverb*

I'll probably telephone you this evening.

**probaˈbility**

*–*

*plural***probaˈbilities**–*noun*

**1.**the state or fact of being probable; likelihood. There isn't much probability of that happening.

**2.**an event, result

*etc*that is probable. Let's consider the probabilities.

**in all probability**

most probably; most likely.

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.

## probability

→ اِحْتِمَال pravděpodobnost sandsynlighed Wahrscheinlichkeit πιθανότητα probabilidad todennäköisyys probabilité vjerojatnost probabilità 見込み 개연성 waarschijnlijkheid sannsynlighet prawdopodobieństwo probabilidade вероятность sannolikhet ความน่าจะเป็นไปได้ olasılık xác suất 概率Multilingual Translator © HarperCollins Publishers 2009

## prob·a·bil·i·ty

*n.*probabilidad, posibilidad.

English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

## probability

*n*(

*pl*

**-ties**) probabilidad

*f*

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