Probability meaning

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Probability is defined as the likelihood of something occurring or the chance of something happening.

When there is a 50 percent chance of something, this is an example of a time when the event has a probability of 50 percent.

When there are gray clouds in the sky, this is an example of a time when there is a high probability of rain.

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The ratio of the number of times something will probably occur to the total number of possible occurrences.
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The quality or condition of being probable; likelihood.
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A probable situation, condition, or event.

Her election is a clear probability.

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The quality or state of being probable; likelihood.
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Something probable.
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A number expressing the likelihood of the occurrence of a given event, especially a fraction expressing how many times the event will happen in a given number of tests or experiments. For example, when rolling a six-sided die, the probability of rolling a particular side is 1 in 6, or1 /6 .
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The state of being probable; likelihood.
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An event that is likely to occur.
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The relative likelihood of an event happening.
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(mathematics) A number, between 0 and 1, expressing the precise likelihood of an event happening.
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in all probability
  • Most probably; very likely.
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in all probability
  • Very likely.
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Origin of probability

  • From Latin probabilitas (“probability, credibility"), from probabilis (“probable, credible"); see probable.
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