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noun as in probability

noun as in advantage

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For example, if you’re testing whether Hutcho Pills reduce your risk of stress fractures, an odds ratio of 1 would indicate that runners who took the pills were equally likely to get injured compared to runners who didn’t take the pills.

The last thing to address is a pair of oddities in the championship odds portion of the projections.

There is not one specific team that would benefit from the Clippers’ odds dropping, as several teams would simply gain 1 percentage point in the championship odds column.

No word on who will star, but given Moriarty’s strong connections to Nicole Kidman and Reese Witherspoon, the odds list toward a decidedly A-list cast.

It’s interesting that for all the obsession over who was the killer and the online odds rankings and guessing and all that, the series ends on the theme of how a community deals with pain and grief.

The odds of getting re-arrested are a lot slimmer if a person has a job.

In 1972, Maine Sen. Edmund Muskie was the odds-on favorite to win the Democratic Presidential nomination.

But taking such action puts them at odds with the most powerful and best-organized segment of their coalition.

The rift put Washington at odds with countries like Brazil, Uruguay or Chile, which seemed to have come to terms with their past.

It had offered odds of 10-1 on the Queen abdicating during the Christmas message.

The cupidity of a man had evidently led him to collect together these odds and ends, and try to turn them to profitable account.

Meadows began to play inner planet combinations that occasionally paid, though at short odds.

We made a good fight I know, the odds were in our favour and success seemed assured.

A stronger man would have fought against odds like those and won for himself a place that would suffer no denial.

Thus it was that he himself created the morale which enabled him again and again to conquer against overwhelming odds.


On this page you'll find 48 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to odds, such as: likelihood, balance, chances, favor, superiority, and toss-up.

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