HyperDic: probability

English > 2 senses of the word probability:
NOUNattributeprobability, chancea measure of how likely it is that some event will occur
attributeprobabilitythe quality of being probable
probability > pronunciation
Soundspraa.bahbih'lahtiy
Rhymesability ... zloty: 638 rhymes with tiy...
English > probability: 2 senses > noun 1, attribute
MeaningA measure of how likely it is that some event will occur; a number expressing the ratio of favorable cases to the whole number of cases possible.
Example"the probability that an unbiased coin will fall with the head up is 0.5"
Synonymchance
Narrowerconditional probability, contingent probabilityThe probability that an event will occur given that one or more other events have occurred
cross section(physics) the probability that a particular interaction (as capture or ionization) will take place between particles
exceedance(geology) the probability that an earthquake will generate a level of ground motion that exceeds a specified reference level during a given exposure time
fair chance, sporting chanceA reasonable probability of success
fat chance, slim chanceLittle or no chance of success
joint probabilityThe probability of two events occurring together
risk, risk of exposureThe probability of being exposed to an infectious agent
risk, risk of infectionThe probability of becoming infected given that exposure to an infectious agent has occurred
Broadermeasure, quantity, amountHow much there is or how many there are of something that you can quantify
Spanishprobabilidad
Catalanprobabilitat
Adjectivesprobabilisticof or relating to or based on probability
probablelikely but not certain to be or become true or real
English > probability: 2 senses > noun 2, attribute
MeaningThe quality of being probable; a probable event or the most probable event.
Examples
  • "for a while mutiny seemed a probability"
  • "going by past experience there was a high probability that the visitors were lost"
Narrowerlikelihood, likelinessThe probability of a specified outcome
BroaderqualityAn essential and distinguishing attribute of something or someone
Oppositeimprobability, improbablenessThe quality of being improbable
Spanishprobabilidad
Catalanprobabilitat
Adjectivesprobabilisticof or relating to or based on probability
probableapparently destined

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