# Definitions and Synonyms of *probability* | Another word for *probability* | What is *probability? *

*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

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

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*"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

*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

*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

*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

*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

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*"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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