Definitions for likelihoodˈlaɪk liˌhʊd

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

like•li•hoodˈlaɪk liˌhʊd(n.)

also like′li•ness

  1. a probability or chance of something.

Origin of likelihood:

1350–1400

Princeton's WordNet

  1. likelihood, likeliness(noun)

    the probability of a specified outcome

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. likelihood(noun)ˈlaɪk liˌhʊd

    how probable sth is

    What's the likelihood of me winning a million dollars tomorrow?

Wiktionary

  1. likelihood(Noun)

    The probability of a specified outcome; the chance of something happening; probability; the state of being probable.

  2. likelihood(Noun)

    Shorthand for likelihood function; the probability that a real world experiment would generate a specific datum, as a function of the parameters of a mathematical model.

  3. likelihood(Noun)

    Likeness, resemblance.

    "There is no likelihood between pure light and black darkness, or between righteousness and reprobation." (Sir W. Raleigh)

  4. likelihood(Noun)

    Appearance, show, sign, expression.

    "What of his heart perceive you in his face by any likelihood he showed to-day ?" (Shak)

  5. Origin: likely + -hood

Webster Dictionary

  1. Likelihood(noun)

    appearance; show; sign; expression

  2. Likelihood(noun)

    likeness; resemblance

  3. Likelihood(noun)

    appearance of truth or reality; probability; verisimilitude

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'likelihood' in Nouns Frequency: #2706


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

likelihood(noun)

probability.

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