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

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