Probability

  • 1 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… …

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  • 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 …

    English terms dictionary

  • 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 …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

    Dictionary of sociology

  • 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… …

    English World dictionary

  • 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,… …

    Law dictionary

  • 7 Probability —   [engl.], Wahrscheinlichkeit …

    Universal-Lexikon

  • 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 “something likely to be true” is from 1570s; mathematical… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 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,… …

    New thesaurus

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

    Collocations dictionary

  • 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… …

    Philosophy dictionary

  • 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 …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 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… …

    English dictionary

  • 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 …

    English dictionary

  • 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 …

    English dictionary for students

  • 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… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 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… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 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 [ˌprɒbəˈbɪlti ǁ ˌprɑː ] noun probabilities PLURALFORM [countable, uncountable] STATISTICS the… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 19 probability — The relative likelihood of a particular outcome among all possible outcomes. Bloomberg Financial Dictionary * * * probability prob‧a‧bil‧i‧ty [ˌprɒbəˈbɪlti ǁ ˌprɑː ] noun probabilities PLURALFORM [countable, uncountable] STATISTICS the chance… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 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 …

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