likelihood meaning


    Definition of likelihood in English Dictionary

  • NounPLlikelihoodsSUF-hood
    1. The probability of a specified outcome; the chance of something happening; probability; the state of being probable.
      1. In all likelihood the meeting will be cancelled.
      2. The likelihood is that the inflation rate will continue to rise.
    2. (statistics) The probability that some fixed outcome was generated by a random distribution with a specific parameter.
      1. Likeness, resemblance.
        1. "There is no likelihood between pure light and black darkness, or between righteousness and reprobation." (Sir W. Raleigh)
      2. (archaic) Appearance, show, sign, expression.
        1. "What of his heart perceive you in his face by any likelihood he showed to-day ?" (Shak)
    3. More Examples
      1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
        • When lowering the height of Deciduous trees, especially under utility lines, utilize drop crotch pruning where possible to minimize the likelihood of suckering.
        • Until he comes to terms with the likelihood of failure, he will not succeed.
        • The original pic showed up on /toy/ on 4chan, which is generally anonymous (excepting tripfags) so the likelihood of it even being the same original poster is likely nil.
    • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
      1. Nouns
        • Countable nouns
          • Singularia tantum
            • Uncountable nouns
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        Meaning of likelihood for the defined word.

        Grammatically, this word "likelihood" is a noun, more specifically, a countable noun and a singularia tantum.
        Difficultness: Level 3
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        Definiteness: Level 6
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