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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.
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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