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probable

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adjective prob·a·ble \ˈprä-bə-bəl, ˈprä(b)-bəl\

Definition of probable

  1. 1 :  supported by evidence strong enough to establish presumption but not proof a probable hypothesis

  2. 2 :  establishing a probability probable evidence

  3. 3 :  likely to be or become true or real probable outcome

Examples of probable in a Sentence

  1. It is probable that life exists outside of our planet.

  2. the counselor could find no probable reason for the girl's bizarre actions

Origin and Etymology of probable

Middle English, from Latin probabilis commendable, probable, from probare to test, approve, prove — more at prove


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probable

noun prob·a·ble

Definition of probable

  1. :  one that is probable

First Known Use of probable

1638


PROBABLE Defined for English Language Learners

probable

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Definition of probable for English Language Learners

  • : likely to happen or to be true but not certain


PROBABLE Defined for Kids

probable

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adjective prob·a·ble \ˈprä-bə-bəl\

Definition of probable for Students

  1. :  reasonably sure but not certain of happening or being true :  likely



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