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Chinese (Simplified) translation of “likelihood”

likelihood

noun [U]
 
 
/ˈlaɪ.kli.hʊd/
the chance that something will happen
可能,可能性
This latest dispute greatly increases the likelihood of a strike.
最近的这场冲突极大地增加了罢工的可能性。
[+ that] There is every likelihood that more jobs will be lost later this year.
今年晚些时候很可能会有更多的人失业。
There is little likelihood now that interest rates will come down further.
现在利率进一步下降的可能性几乎为零。
Possible and probable
(Definition of likelihood from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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