What does likelihood mean?

Definitions for likelihoodˈlaɪk liˌhʊd

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. likelihood, likeliness(noun)

    the probability of a specified outcome


  1. Likelihood(n.)

    Statistical probability; probability of being true or of occurring in the future; as, the likelihood of being abducted by aliens is close to zero..

  2. Origin: [Likely + -hood.]


  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

  4. Origin: [Likely + -hood.]

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

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


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of likelihood in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of likelihood in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Olga Dergunova:

    Over a three-year horizon... the likelihood of a deal is small.

  2. Emeasoba George:

    There is likelihood that you will get stuck on where you've been or where you are, when you fail to focus only on where you can be.

  3. Andrew Schneider:

    As a doctor, as a man of science, I can tell you there is no such thing as curses Everything just happens as a question of probability. The statistical likelihood of a specific event.

  4. Annie Dillard:

    It could be that our faithlessness is a cowering cowardice born of our very smallness, a massive failure of imagination... If we were to judge nature by common sense or likelihood, we wouldn't believe the world existed.

  5. Chris Williamson:

    The region is on course to see a mere 0.1 percent GDP growth in the final quarter of the year, with a strong likelihood of the near-stagnation turning to renewed contraction in the new year unless demand shows signs of reviving.

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