likelihood

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noun like·li·hood \ˈlī-klē-ˌhu̇d\

Definition of likelihood

  1. :  probability a strong likelihood that he is correct — T. D. Anderson

Examples of likelihood in a Sentence

  1. There is a strong likelihood that he will be reelected.

  2. the weatherman on TV said that the likelihood of rain today was fairly high

Origin and Etymology of likelihood

see 1likely


First Known Use: 14th century



LIKELIHOOD Defined for English Language Learners

likelihood

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noun like·li·hood \ˈlī-klē-ˌhu̇d\

Definition of likelihood for English Language Learners

  • : the chance that something will happen


LIKELIHOOD Defined for Kids

likelihood

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noun like·li·hood \ˈlī-klē-ˌhu̇d\

Definition of likelihood for Students

  1. :  probability 1 In all likelihood we will go.



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