Definitions for probable
ˈprɒb ə bəlprob·a·ble
Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word probable.
an applicant likely to be chosen
likely but not certain to be or become true or real
"a likely result"; "he foresaw a probable loss"
"the probable consequences of going ahead with the scheme"
Likely or most likely to be true.
Likely to happen.
With all the support we have, success is looking probable.
Etymology: From probable, from probabilis, from probare; see probe, prove.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Likely; having more evidence than the contrary.
Etymology: probable, Fr. probabilis, Lat.
The publick approbation, given by the body of this whole church unto those things which are established, doth make it but probable that they are good, and therefore unto a necessary proof that they are not good it must give place. Richard Hooker.
That is accounted probable, which has better arguments producible for it, than can be brought against it. South.
They assented to things, that were neither evident nor certain, but only probable; for they conversed, they merchandized upon a probable persuasion of the honesty and truth of those whom they corresponded with. Robert South, Sermons.
capable of being proved
having more evidence for than against; supported by evidence which inclines the mind to believe, but leaves some room for doubt; likely
rendering probable; supporting, or giving ground for, belief, but not demonstrating; as, probable evidence; probable presumption
Etymology: [L. probabilis, fr. probare to try, approve, prove: cf. F. probable. See Prove, and cf. Provable.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
prob′a-bl, adj. that can be proved: having more evidence for than against: giving ground for belief: likely: (Shak.) plausible.—n. probable opinion.—ns. Probabil′iorist; Prob′abilism (R.C. theol.), the doctrine in casuistry that of two probable opinions, both reasonable, one may follow his own inclination, as a doubtful law cannot impose a certain obligation—opp. to Probabil′iorism, according to which it is lawful to follow one's inclination only when there is a more probable opinion in its favour; Prob′abilist; Probabil′ity, quality of being probable: appearance of truth: that which is probable: chance or likelihood of something happening:—pl. Probabil′ities.—adv. Prob′ably.—adj. Prō′bal (Shak.), probable.—Probable cause, a reasonable ground that an accusation is true; Probable error, a quantity assumed as the value of an error, such that the chances of the real error being greater are equal to those of it being less than this quantity; Probable evidence, evidence not conclusive, but admitting of some degree of force. [Fr.,—L. probabilis—probāre, -ātum, to prove.]
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'probable' in Adjectives Frequency: #907
The numerical value of probable in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of probable in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
During the investigation enough evidence was developed that gave us probable cause to obtain an arrest warrant( for murder).
But if we think about all the things that can harm people, a (mass shooting) is a very, very improbable event and seeing it on TV nonstop makes it feel more probable but doesn't make it actually more probable.
To be honest, I expect that the Minsk 2 agreements will not be observed, in the same manner as the Minsk 1 agreements were not, and at the end of the day the Ukrainian army will launch an offensive. This is a very probable development ... I am not sure that it will end without a big war, as Russia cannot tolerate this sore on its borders forever.
We the archaeologists are in the role of Sherlock Holmes, we're gathering the clues, and the more accurately we gather them and the relationship between the clues, the more probable it is for us to reverse-engineer what happened.
Human activity is causing deforestation on a massive scale, we know that the diversity of bird communities is impacted by the availability of forests -- when forests are cut down in favor of, for example, palm oil monoculture, bird diversity is slashed. It's probable that, if this kind of deforestation continues unabated, it will leave an indelible signature on the evolution of birdlife.
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- праўдападобны, верагодныBelarusian
- вероятен, правдоподобенBulgarian
- probableCatalan, Valencian
- glaubhaft, wahrscheinlichGerman
- ενδέχομαι, πιθανόςGreek
- todennäköinen, luultavaFinnish
- probábel, probableGalician
- 高確率, 起こるJapanese
- ticams, iespējamsLatvian
- sannsynlegNorwegian Nynorsk
- вероятный, правдоподобныйRussian
- вероватан, verovatan, vjerovatan, vjerojatan, verojatan, вјеројатан, веројатан, вјероватанSerbo-Croatian
- імовірний, ймовірний, правдоподібнийUkrainian
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