Definitions

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  • n. The condition or quality of being likely; probability of occurring, believability.
  • n. Suitableness; agreeableness; likeness.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Likelihood; probability.
  • n. Suitableness; agreeableness.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The condition or quality of being likely.

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

  • n. the probability of a specified outcome

Etymologies

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From Middle English liklinesse, lyklinesse, equivalent to likely +‎ -ness.

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