Translation of "probability" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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probabilitynoun [ C or U ]

uk /ˌprɒb.əˈbɪl.ə.ti/ us /ˌprɑː.bəˈbɪl.ə.t̬i/

C1 the level of possibility of something happening or being true

What is the probability of winning? 获胜的可能性有多大?
The probability of getting all the answers correct is about one in ten. 答案全部正确的可能性大约是1/10
There's a high/strong probability (that) (= it is very likely that) she'll be here. 她很可能会来。
Until yesterday, the project was just a possibility, but now it has become a real probability (= it is likely to happen). 到昨天为止这项计划还只是可能,但现在看来真的会实现。
in all probability

C2 used to mean that something is very likely

She will, in all probability, have left before we arrive. 她十有八九会在我们到达之前就已经离开了。

More examples

  • What's the probability of that happening?
  • There's a strong probability that we'll have moved by then.
  • There's a distinct probability that Philip will be there.
  • There's a high probability that she'll get the job.
  • Against all probability we found ourselves in the same hotel.

(Translation of “probability” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)