from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The probability of a specified outcome; the chance of something happening; probability; the state of being probable.
  • n. 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.
  • n. Likeness, resemblance.
  • n. Appearance, show, sign, expression.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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

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

  • n. the probability of a specified outcome


from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

likely + -hood



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