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likelihoodnoun [U]

uk   /ˈlaɪ.kli.hʊd/  us   /ˈlaɪ.kli.hʊd/
C2 the ​chance that something will ​happen: This ​latestdisputegreatlyincreases the likelihood of a ​strike. [+ that] There is every likelihood that more ​jobs will be ​lostlater this ​year. There is little likelihood now thatinterestrates will come down ​further.
in all likelihood
C2 almostcertainly: In all likelihood everything will go to ​plan.
(Definition of likelihood from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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likelihoodnoun [U]

 us   /ˈlɑɪk·liˌhʊd/
probability: There’s little likelihood of a ​compromise.
(Definition of likelihood from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “likelihood”
in Arabic احتِمال…
in Korean 가능성…
in Portuguese probabilidade…
in Catalan probabilitat…
in Japanese 見込み…
in Chinese (Simplified) 可能,可能性…
in Turkish olasılık, ihtimal…
in Russian вероятность…
in Chinese (Traditional) 可能,可能性…
in Italian probabilità, possibilità, eventualità…
in Polish prawdopodobieństwo…
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