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Engelsk substantiv: probability

1. probability (om egenskap) 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

Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningThe probability that an unbiased coin will fall with the head up is 0.5.

Ord med samme betydning (synonymer)chance

Mindre spesifikke uttrykkamount, measure, quantity

Mere spesifikke uttrykkconditional 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 (om egenskap) the quality of being probable; a probable event or the most probable event

Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningFor a while mutiny seemed a probability.
Going by past experience there was a high probability that the visitors were lost.

Mindre spesifikke uttrykkquality

Mere spesifikke uttrykklikelihood, likeliness

Uttrykk med motsatt betydning (antonymer)improbability, improbableness

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