# probability

## noun

prob·a·bil·i·ty
ˌprä-bə-ˈbi-lə-tē

plural probabilities

1

a(1)

**:**the chance that a given event will occur

(2)

**:**the ratio of the number of outcomes in an exhaustive set of equally likely outcomes that produce a given event to the total number of possible outcomes

b

**:**a branch of mathematics concerned with the study of probabilities

2

**:**something (such as an event or circumstance) that is probable

3

**:**the quality or state of being probable

4

**:**a logical relation between statements such that evidence confirming one confirms the other to some degree

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