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Definitions for likelihood
ˈlaɪk liˌhʊdlike·li·hood

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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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  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

Examples of likelihood in a Sentence

  1. Lena Graber:

    Immigrant Legal Resource Center looks pretty uphill to do anything, since the names are redacted, the likelihood that all the pieces fit together to find the person and file the motions for Immigrant Legal Resource Center to happen seems very low.

  2. Joshua Cohen:

    While impact monitors can be used as a guide to indicate potential risk and improve training and evaluation techniques, experts stress that these new technologies can not diagnose a concussion. None of [ it ] takes into account what actually happens inside the brain because of those hits or the duration of time that that hit happens, all which will affect the likelihood of getting a concussion and will determine how severe the concussion could be.

  3. Lorne Baring:

    The likelihood is that the Swiss economy will have to be completely recalculated, tourism and exporters will feel this ... and Swiss investors with euro zone and U.S. holdings will feel betrayed by the Swiss National Bank.

  4. Rebecca Fyffe:

    Children living in buildings with cockroaches have a greater likelihood for asthma, even fatal asthma attacks, i approached pest control from a social justice perspective and focused on scientific methodology, so I’m doing something very different and unique.

  5. Kyle Tapley:

    If we don't have a quicker transition to La Nina, we have less likelihood of very hot and dry summer across the United States, our forecasts show just above normal temperatures across eastern and central U.S., but not extreme heat by any means. On the precipitation side, we are seeing close to normal in most of the corn and soybean areas across the U.S. Midwest.

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