Definitions for Probabilityˌprɒb əˈbɪl ɪ ti

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

prob•a•bil•i•tyˌprɒb əˈbɪl ɪ ti(n.)(pl.)-ties.

  1. the quality or fact of being probable.

  2. a probable event, circumstance, etc.

  3. Statistics. 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. the relative frequency with which an event occurs or is likely to occur.

    Category: Statistics

Idioms for probability:

  1. in all probability,very probably; quite likely.

    Category: Idiom

Princeton's WordNet

  1. probability, chance(noun)

    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"

  2. probability(noun)

    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"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. probability(noun)ˌprɒb əˈbɪl ɪ ti

    the likelihood of sth happening or being true

    What is the probability of us winning the lottery?

  2. probabilityˌprɒb əˈbɪl ɪ ti

    a likely occurrence

    It's a real probability that nobody survived.

Wiktionary

  1. probability(Noun)

    the state of being probable; likelihood

  2. probability(Noun)

    an event that is likely to occur

  3. probability(Noun)

    the relative likelihood of an event happening

  4. probability(Noun)

    a number, between 0 and 1, expressing the precise likelihood of an event happening

  5. Origin: From probabilitas, from probabilis; see probable.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Probability(noun)

    the quality or state of being probable; appearance of reality or truth; reasonable ground of presumption; likelihood

  2. Probability(noun)

    that which is or appears probable; anything that has the appearance of reality or truth

  3. Probability(noun)

    likelihood of the occurrence of any event in the doctrine of chances, or the ratio of the number of favorable chances to the whole number of chances, favorable and unfavorable. See 1st Chance, n., 5

Freebase

  1. Probability

    Probability is a measure or estimation of how likely it is that something will happen or that a statement is true. Probabilities are given a value between 0 and 1. The higher the degree of probability, the more likely the event is to happen, or, in a longer series of samples, the greater the number of times such event is expected to happen. These concepts have been given an axiomatic mathematical derivation in probability theory, which is used widely in such areas of study as mathematics, statistics, finance, gambling, science, artificial intelligence/machine learning and philosophy to, for example, draw inferences about the expected frequency of events. Probability theory is also used to describe the underlying mechanics and regularities of complex systems.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Probability

    The study of chance processes or the relative frequency characterizing a chance process.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Probability' in Nouns Frequency: #1885


Translations for Probability

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

probability(noun)

the state or fact of being probable; likelihood

There isn't much probability of that happening.

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