the probability of a specified outcome
Statistical probability; probability of being true or of occurring in the future; as, the likelihood of being abducted by aliens is close to zero..
Origin: [Likely + -hood.]
The probability of a specified outcome; the chance of something happening; probability; the state of being probable.
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.
"There is no likelihood between pure light and black darkness, or between righteousness and reprobation." (Sir W. Raleigh)
Appearance, show, sign, expression.
"What of his heart perceive you in his face by any likelihood he showed to-day ?" (Shak)
Origin: likely + -hood
appearance; show; sign; expression
appearance of truth or reality; probability; verisimilitude
Origin: [Likely + -hood.]
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'likelihood' in Nouns Frequency: #2706
The numerical value of likelihood in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of likelihood in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Over a three-year horizon... the likelihood of a deal is small.
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.
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.
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.
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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- versemblançaCatalan, Valencian
- ενδεχόμενο, πιθανοφάνεια, πιθανότηταGreek
- yhdennäköisyys, todennäköisyys, samankaltaisuusFinnish
- verisimiglianza, verosimiglianzaItalian
- веројатност, сличностMacedonian
- podobieństwo, prawdopodobieństwoPolish
- verossimilhança, semelhança, probabilidadePortuguese
- probabilitate, verosimilitateRomanian
- вероятность, сходствоRussian
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