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Definition 1: the quality of being probable; a probable event or the most probable event - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where probability or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • for a while mutiny seemed a probability
  • going by past experience there was a high probability that the visitors were lost

(probability is a kind of ...) an essential and distinguishing attribute of something or someone

"the quality of mercy is not strained"

(... is a kind of probability ) the probability of a specified outcome

Definition 2: a 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 - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where probability or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the probability that an unbiased coin will fall with the head up is 0.5
  • if that phone call is for me, chances are it's my wife

Synonyms for probability in the sense of this definition

(probability is a kind of ...) how much there is or how many there are of something that you can quantify

(... is a kind of probability ) the probability that an event will occur given that one or more other events have occurred

(... is a kind of probability ) (physics) the probability that a particular interaction (as capture or ionization) will take place between particles; measured in barns

(... is a kind of probability ) (geology) the probability that an earthquake will generate a level of ground motion that exceeds a specified reference level during a given exposure time

"the concept of exceedance can be applied to any type of environmental risk modeling"

(... is a kind of probability ) a reasonable probability of success

(... is a kind of probability ) little or no chance of success

(... is a kind of probability ) the probability of two events occurring together

(... is a kind of probability ) the probability of being exposed to an infectious agent

(... is a kind of probability ) the probability of becoming infected given that exposure to an infectious agent has occurred

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