Likelihood meaning

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

In all likelihood the meeting will be cancelled.

The likelihood is that the inflation rate will continue to rise.

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

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

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The state of being probable; probability.
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Something probable.
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The fact of being likely to happen; probability.
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Something that is likely to happen.
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(mathematics) 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.
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Origin of likelihood

  • likely + -hood

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