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
Cysts are most likely to affect your chin and jawline since this area has a large number of oil glands — which means a higher probability of breakouts and clogged pores.
Burnley stormed the Premier League with an unforeseen seventh place finish last season which defied all probabilities of success for a side with such limited resources.
The first is the low-probability but high-impact chance that Putin is hiding money here in the financial equivalent of sleeper cells, ready to slip out and buy influence when a crisis comes.
Then the researchers made some assumptions based on probability.
Unfortunately, standard probability calculations required exponential space and exponential time.
Last month, an author on Mississippi State fan site trumaroontakeover.com assigned a 55 percent probability to McDonnell moving to Starkville.
By far, the most likely result for the Hornets, from the process in Chicago (7:30 p.m. ESPN), is picking 11th (a 90.74 percent probability).
My team researches the last year of an artist’s setlist and does a probability equation that says how often a song has been played in the last year to determine a pseudo setlist.
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PROBABILITY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of probability 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
Definition of probability for Students
- 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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