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# probability

noun as in **likelihood of something happening**

## Example Sentences

The probability an interval had zero signals was the probability that the first source didn’t emit a signal, 1−p, times the probability the second source didn’t emit a signal, 1−q.

In fact, for cancer, historically, the probability of success is about 5 percent.

Physicists have algorithms to compute the probabilities of no-loop and one-loop scenarios, but many two-loop collisions bring computers to their knees.

Simply put, in-market audiences are potential leads that have a high probability of conversion.

When you were told that your opponent would “play rock or paper with equal probability,” most solvers assumed that meant both probabilities were 50 percent, rather than being equal but less than 50 percent.

Probability: 96 percent, unless this spring you finally gave up and ordered central air conditioning, in which case, 15 percent.

A resurrection would be a miracle and as such would defy all “probability.”

The best we can offer is a probability that an earthquake might occur along a fault in a given period of time.

First, how come so many people mistake probability estimates for predictions?

The meaning of a “probability” estimate can be understood by resorting to the last refuge of political metaphors: sports.

At last there appeared some probability of their accomplishing this, after a most curious and truly Mexican fashion.

But if the Bible was written by men, some of them more or less inspired, then it would not, in all probability be wholly perfect.

Had justice been ever taken into account, you and I would, in all probability, not have met on the present business.

We arrive then at this one certain fact, that the flatter the model of a violin the greater the probability of a good fine tone.

I have not as yet made any inquiry about the probability of getting adventurers for this new concern.

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From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

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