### What does **Probability** mean?

## Definitions for **Probability**ˌprɒb əˈbɪl ɪ ti

#### Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word **Probability**.

### Princeton's WordNet

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"

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"

### Wiktionary

probability(Noun)

the state of being probable; likelihood

probability(Noun)

an event that is likely to occur

probability(Noun)

the relative likelihood of an event happening

probability(Noun)

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

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

### Webster Dictionary

Probability(noun)

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

Probability(noun)

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

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

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

Probability

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

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### British National Corpus

Nouns Frequency

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

### Numerology

Chaldean Numerology

The numerical value of Probability in Chaldean Numerology is:

**5**Pythagorean Numerology

The numerical value of Probability in Pythagorean Numerology is:

**3**

### Sample Sentences & Example Usage

We may not be able to get certainty, but we can get

**probability,**and half a loaf is better than no bread.From a technical point of view, there is a high

**probability**of an upward breakout of the significant hurdle at 3,145.The

**probability**that we may fail in the struggle ought not to deter us from the support of a cause we believe to be just.The

**probability**that a genius can do stupid things is much higher than the**probability**that a stupid can do genius things.The

**probability**of life originating from accident is comparable to the**probability**of the unabridged dictionary resulting from an explosion in a printing shop.

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# Translations for **Probability**

### From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

- probabilitatCatalan, Valencian
- pravděpodobnostCzech
- WahrscheinlichkeitGerman
- πιθανότηταGreek
- probabilidadSpanish
- [[todennäköinen]] [[tapahtuma]], todennäköisyysFinnish
- probabilitéFrench
- probabilidadeGalician
- probabilitàItalian
- 確率Japanese
- probabilitasLatin
- varbūtībaLatvian
- веројатностMacedonian
- kebarangkalianMalay
- waarschijnlijkheidDutch
- prawdopodobieństwoPolish
- probabilidadePortuguese
- probabilitateRomanian
- вероятностьRussian
- vjerojatnostSerbo-Croatian
- sannolikhetSwedish
- xác suấtVietnamese

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