from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The state of being probable; probability.
  • noun Something probable.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The state of being likely or probable; probability; likeliness; promise.
  • noun Promising state or appearance; standing; consideration.
  • noun That which is probable; a probability; an indication.
  • noun Likeness; resemblance; similarity.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun obsolete Appearance; show; sign; expression.
  • noun obsolete Likeness; resemblance.
  • noun Appearance of truth or reality; probability; verisimilitude.
  • noun Statistical probability; probability of being true or of occurring in the future.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The probability of a specified outcome; the chance of something happening; probability; the state of being probable.
  • noun mathematics Shorthand for likelihood function; the probability that a real world experiment would generate a specific datum, as a function of the parameters of a mathematical model.
  • noun Likeness, resemblance.
  • noun archaic Appearance, show, sign, expression.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the probability of a specified outcome


from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

likely + -hood



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