Examples of probability in a Sentence
There is a low probability that you will be chosen.
There is some probability of rain tomorrow.
With the dark clouds moving in, rain seems more like a probability than a possibility.
The probability of a coin coming up heads is one out of every two tries.
Recent Examples of probability from the Web
With names like Alberto, Helene, Leslie and William, these storms have a 63 percent probability of producing at least one major hurricane that makes landfall in the United States this year, according to CSU.
Reuters, citing statements from the ESA, reports that the probability of someone being hit by a piece of debris from Tiangong-1 is 10 million times smaller than the chance of getting hit by a bolt of lightning.
The black line indicates the predicted probability of a challenger to state legislative incumbents affiliated with the president’s party under different levels of presidential approval based on 1991-2014 elections.
These help us determine whether or not a game should be classified as an upset, either by providing the probability of an upset or by explicitly classifying a game as one.
The wave holds the probability of finding a particle, and, as the particles approach each other, the waves of the two particles start to overlap.
The rubbery center sheet provides damping to any shock waves from errant stones, reducing the probability of breakage.
According to Google, the probability of a user downloading a malicious app from the Play Store was sliced in half last year, from .04 percent to .02 percent.
Dorn, of Safe Havens International, said despite past school shooting tragedies, active shooter incidents are statistically a low probability.
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PROBABILITY Defined for English Language Learners
: the chance that something will happen
: something that has a chance of happening
: a measure of how often a particular event will happen if something (such as tossing a coin) is done repeatedly
PROBABILITY Defined for Kids
- The probability of rain is low.
- Rain is a probability.
- The probability of a coin landing face up is ¹/₂.
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