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English noun: probability

1. probability (attribute) 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


SamplesThe probability that an unbiased coin will fall with the head up is 0.5.


Synonymschance


Broader (hypernym)amount, measure, quantity


Narrower (hyponym)conditional probability, contingent probability, cross section, exceedance, fair chance, fat chance, joint probability, risk, risk, risk of exposure, risk of infection, slim chance, sporting chance

2. probability (attribute) the quality of being probable; a probable event or the most probable event


SamplesFor a while mutiny seemed a probability.
Going by past experience there was a high probability that the visitors were lost.


Broader (hypernym)quality


Narrower (hyponym)likelihood, likeliness


Antonymsimprobability, improbableness









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