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probability

noun [C or U]     /ˌprɒbəˈbɪləti/ (plural probabilities)
the level of possibility that something will happen or is true: high/low/strong probability There is a strong probability that the country will fall into recession again.probability of sth Spam filters calculate the probability of a message being spam.assess/calculate/estimate the probabilities They also estimated the probabilities of dividend increases and decreases under certain circumstances.
(Definition of probability noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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