Synonyms for probability

Grammar : Noun
Spell : prob-uh-bil-i-tee
Phonetic Transcription : ˌprɒb əˈbɪl ɪ ti

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Définition of probability

Origin :
  • mid-15c., "quality of being probable," from Old French probabilite (14c.) and directly from Latin probabilitatem (nominative probabilitas) "credibility, probability," from probabilis (see probable). Meaning "something likely to be true" is from 1570s; mathematical sense is from 1718.
  • noun likelihood of something happening
Example sentences :
  • Let them ponder on the probability of succeeding with the people.
  • Extract from : « Sunday under Three Heads » by Charles Dickens
  • Thus doubtless our hostess reasoned, and in all probability she was right.
  • Extract from : « The Roof of France » by Matilda Betham-Edwards
  • Then there was some probability of being put in a coaster; which we might run away with.
  • Extract from : « Ned Myers » by James Fenimore Cooper
  • The case is the same with the probability of causes, as with that of chance.
  • Extract from : « An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding » by David Hume
  • So far the probability was against Arthur's being the author.
  • Extract from : « The Channings » by Mrs. Henry Wood
  • Some one is, in all probability, left to think twice about it.
  • Extract from : « The Slave Of The Lamp » by Henry Seton Merriman
  • The probability is that the loss was about fifteen millions.
  • Extract from : « The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete » by Emile Zola
  • I had foreseen the probability of her coming, but not the possibility of her coming so soon.
  • Extract from : « Tales And Novels, Volume 8 (of 10) » by Maria Edgeworth
  • Yes, I could in all probability have blown up the entire Empire of Austria.
  • Extract from : « Jennie Baxter, Journalist » by Robert Barr
  • Some of these wives, in all probability, possess the information that we would like to get.
  • Extract from : « Jennie Baxter, Journalist » by Robert Barr

Antonyms for probability

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