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probability

noun [C/U]  us   /ˌprɑb·əˈbɪl·ɪ·t̬i/
mathematics a number that represents how likely it is that a particular thing will happen mathematics Probability is the study of the mathematics of calculating the likelihood that particular events will happen.
the likelihood of something happening or being true: [C] There’s a higher probability of now having a state income tax (= the tax is more likely now). In all probability he would never see her again (= very likely he would not see her again).
Translations of “probability”
in Korean 개연성…
in Arabic احتِمال…
in Portuguese probabilidade…
in Catalan probabilitat…
in Japanese 可能性, 確率…
in Italian probabilità…
in Chinese (Traditional) 可能性…
in Russian вероятность…
in Turkish ihtimal, olasılık…
in Chinese (Simplified) 可能性…
in Polish prawdopodobieństwo…
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