### What does **likelihood** mean?

# Definitions for **likelihood**

ˈlaɪk liˌhʊdlike·li·hood

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### Princeton's WordNet

likelihood, likeliness(noun)

the probability of a specified outcome

### GCIDE

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..

**Etymology:**[Likely + -hood.]

### Wiktionary

likelihood(Noun)

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

**Etymology:**likely + -hoodlikelihood(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.

**Etymology:**likely + -hoodlikelihood(Noun)

Likeness, resemblance.

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

**Etymology:**likely + -hoodlikelihood(Noun)

Appearance, show, sign, expression.

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

**Etymology:**likely + -hood

### Webster Dictionary

Likelihood(noun)

appearance; show; sign; expression

**Etymology:**[Likely + -hood.]Likelihood(noun)

likeness; resemblance

**Etymology:**[Likely + -hood.]Likelihood(noun)

appearance of truth or reality; probability; verisimilitude

**Etymology:**[Likely + -hood.]

### British National Corpus

Nouns Frequency

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

### Numerology

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**2**Pythagorean Numerology

The numerical value of likelihood in Pythagorean Numerology is:

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### Examples of likelihood in a Sentence

It is certainly likely that Republicans will be even more dependent on small states in the near term given where the trends are going, the

**likelihood**of Republican senators representing a majority of the Geoffrey Kabaservice population anytime soon seems incredibly unlikely unless there is a major partisan realignment.There is

**likelihood**of positive surprise on Friday and that will also add to the weight on gold.Janardan Menon at brokerage Liberum:

The

**likelihood**is for some weakness in the second half.We have a greater

**likelihood**of getting our policies enacted than with Hillary Clinton as president.One can't predict the

**likelihood**that any given death sentence will be carried out, statistically, in both federal and state death penalty cases, it is more likely that a sentence will be overturned than that it will be carried out.

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## Translations for **likelihood**

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- versemblançaCatalan, Valencian
- WahrscheinlichkeitGerman
- ενδεχόμενο, πιθανοφάνεια, πιθανότηταGreek
- verosimilitudSpanish
- egiantzBasque
- احتمالPersian
- yhdennäköisyys, todennäköisyys, samankaltaisuusFinnish
- vraisemblanceFrench
- verisimiglianza, verosimiglianza, probabilitàItalian
- 尤度Japanese
- 우도Korean
- веројатност, сличностMacedonian
- waarschijnlijkheidDutch
- podobieństwo, prawdopodobieństwoPolish
- verossimilhança, semelhança, probabilidadePortuguese
- probabilitate, verosimilitateRomanian
- вероятность, сходствоRussian
- vjerojatnostSerbo-Croatian
- sannolikhetSwedish

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