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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 .
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.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.
2. chance, odds, possibility, likelihood the probability of life on other planets
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probability

noun
The likeliness of a given event occurring:
chance, likelihood, odds, possibility, prospect (used in plural).
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Translations
إحْتِمالإحْتِمال، حَدَثاِحْتِمَال
pravděpodobnostšancevyhlídka
sandsynlighed
todennäköisyys
vjerojatnost
líkindi, líkurlíkur, líkindi
見込み
개연성
vyhliadka
verjetnost
sannolikhet
ความน่าจะเป็นไปได้
xác suất

probability

[ˌprɒbəˈbɪlɪtɪ] N (also Math) → probabilidad f
the probability is thates probable que ... + subjun
we calculated the probabilities of it happeningcalculamos la probabilidad or las probabilidades de que ocurriera
in all probability he won't turn uplo más probable es que no aparezca
there is little probability of anyone finding outes muy poco probable que alguien se entere
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probability

[ˌprɒbəˈbɪlɪti] nprobabilité 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 theoryprobability theory nthéorie f des probabilités
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probability

nWahrscheinlichkeit f; in all probabilityaller Wahrscheinlichkeit nach, höchstwahrscheinlich; the probability of somethingdie 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 leavewahrscheinlich wird er weggehen
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probability

[ˌprɒbəˈbɪlɪtɪ] nprobabilità f inv
in all probability → con ogni probabilità
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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.
probaˈbilityplural 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.
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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
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prob·a·bil·i·ty

n. probabilidad, posibilidad.
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probability

n (pl -ties) probabilidad f
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References in classic literature ?
Are no probabilities to be accepted, merely because they are not certainties?
After wandering along the lane for two hours, giving way to every variety of thought--re-considering events, determining probabilities, and reconciling herself, as well as she could, to a change so sudden and so important, fatigue, and a recollection of her long absence, made her at length return home; and she entered the house with the wish of appearing cheerful as usual, and the resolution of repressing such reflections as must make her unfit for conversation.
Harriet, she found, had never in her life been within side the Vicarage, and her curiosity to see it was so extreme, that, considering exteriors and probabilities, Emma could only class it, as a proof of love, with Mr.
The majority (70%) of referred patients had "non-anginal" chest pain and low pre-test probabilities of CAD, reflecting the importance ascribed by General Practitioners of ruling out ischemic heart disease as the underlying cause for chest pain, even in low risk patients.
(P3) A risk manager is looking for the difference between the probabilities that two stocks X and Y lose more than a prespecified loss level L.
"But if we take into account probabilities of Cardiff winning all remaining three games, the resulting probability will be much smaller "The probability Cardiff winning against Bolton is 0.7 (Betfair), against Sheffield it will be about 0.3 (my estimation) and against Birmingham it will be 0.5 or less.
Life tables are mathematical tables that document probabilities of dying and life expectancies at different ages in a society.
First, the methodology for empirically calculating the probabilities of snow on the ground is documented.
The order of delays and probabilities was determined randomly prior to initiating the study, and all participants completed the questions in the same random order.
According to reference [1], Neutrosophic probability is a generalization of the classical and imprecise probabilities. Several classical probability rules are adjusted in the form of neutrosophic probability rules.
The selection of the distribution function is not unique, causing uncertainties in the estimated probabilities. To provide confidence in the risk estimation, an upper bound of the probability is determined using Chebyshev's inequality.

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