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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? The probability of getting all the answers correct is about one in ten. There's a high/strong probability (that) (= it is very likely that) she'll be here. Until yesterday, the project was just a possibility, but now it has become a real probability (= it is likely to happen).
Synonym
in all probability
C2 used to mean that something is very likely: She will, in all probability, have left before we arrive.

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• 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.

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Possible and probable
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(Definition of probability from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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probabilitynoun [C/U]

us /ˌprɑb·əˈbɪl·ɪ·t̬i/
mathematics a number that represents how likely it is that a particular thing will happen
mathematics Probability is the study of the mathematics of calculating the likelihood that particular events will happen.
the likelihood of something happening or being true: [C] There’s a higher probability of now having a state income tax (= the tax is more likely now). In all probability he would never see her again (= very likely he would not see her again).
(Definition of probability from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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probabilitynoun [C or U]

uk /ˌprɒbəˈbɪləti/ us 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 from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
 in Arabic احتِمال… in Korean 개연성… in Portuguese probabilidade… in Catalan probabilitat… in Japanese 可能性, 確率… in Chinese (Simplified) 可能性… in Turkish ihtimal, olasılık… in Russian вероятность… in Chinese (Traditional) 可能性… in Italian probabilità… in Polish prawdopodobieństwo…
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