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
Sitting too long has been associated with diabetes, hypertension, some forms of cancer, anxiety and a generally greater probability of early death.
The probability of such a direct test of NATO members’ Article 5 promise is low.
This seems like an issue with a high probability of drawing forth Trump comments that other Republicans would find hard to defend.
From that point on, however, the probability sharply decreases, so that those born in 1950 had a 79 percent possibility, in 1960, 62 percent, in 1970, 61 percent, and in 1980, 50 percent.
Stopping traffic: Of 38,304 cases reported to the National Human Trafficking Hotline since 2007 and assessed as a high probability of actual trafficking, 4,548 came from Florida.
In essence, the p-value is the probability of a false positive.
Still, the lifetime probability of being diagnosed with the disease is slightly higher for men than for women, with adult height accounting for about a third of the difference.
From 1970 to 2005, floods of that height had a probability of occurring once every 25 years.
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- 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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