probable

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1prob·a·ble

adjective \ˈprä-bə-bəl, ˈprä(b)-bəl\

: likely to happen or to be true but not certain

Full Definition of PROBABLE

1
:  supported by evidence strong enough to establish presumption but not proof <a probable hypothesis>
2
:  establishing a probability <probable evidence>
3
:  likely to be or become true or real <probable outcome>

Examples of PROBABLE

  1. It is probable that life exists outside of our planet.
  2. <the counselor could find no probable reason for the girl's bizarre actions>

Origin of PROBABLE

Middle English, from Latin probabilis commendable, probable, from probare to test, approve, prove — more at prove
First Known Use: 1606

2probable

noun

Definition of PROBABLE

:  one that is probable

First Known Use of PROBABLE

1647

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