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# Probability

Prob`a`bil´i`ty
 n. 1 1 The quality or state of being probable; appearance of reality or truth; reasonable ground of presumption; likelihood. 2 That which is or appears probable; anything that has the appearance of reality or truth.We do not call for evidence till antecedent probabilities fail.- J. H. Newman. 3 (Math.) Likelihood of the occurrence of any event in the doctrine of chances, or the ratio of the number of favorable chances to the whole number of chances, favorable and unfavorable. See 1st Chance, n., 5.
 Noun 1 probability - a measure of how likely it is that some event will occur; "what is the probability of rain?"; "we have a good chance of winning"Synonyms: chance 2 probability - the quality of being probableAntonyms: improbability, improbableness - the quality of being improbable
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