› 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.

› 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.

(Definition of probability from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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
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Possible and probable

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(Definition of probability from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

(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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“probability” in English

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April 27, 2016

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bio-banding noun

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