Definition of likelihood
: probability <a strong likelihood that he is correct — T. D. Anderson>
Examples of likelihood in a sentence
There is a strong likelihood that he will be reelected.
<the weatherman on TV said that the likelihood of rain today was fairly high>
Origin and Etymology of likelihood
First Known Use: 14th century
LIKELIHOOD Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of likelihood for English Language Learners
: the chance that something will happen
LIKELIHOOD Defined for Kids
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