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1The extent to which something is probable; the likelihood of something happening or being the case.
‘the rain will make the probability of their arrival even greater’
‘I resonate with your point that probability balances out luck as more games are played.’
‘He then shows how belief arises with both chance and probability.’
‘This provides increasing probability of recombination and hence increased mapping resolution.’
‘This step examines each hazard in terms of probability and severity to determine what the level of risk is when you're exposed to the hazard.’
‘It's all in the hands of fate and probability, which our very educational maths classes taught us how to calculate.’
‘It shows the extent to which this probability would increase with lower, and decrease with higher, screening costs.’
‘The probability of that happening is probably somewhat lower than a conventional attack.’
‘As in most of genetics, breeding good hips is largely a matter of chance, or probability.’
‘Not only that but it has the same probability of happening as you buying two winning lottery tickets in one week.’
‘In terms of probability, the chance of recombination increases with increase in length of the chromosome arm.’
‘Simply put, the larger the number of plays, the more likely that the fixed probability will catch up with the player.’
‘The probability of transformation is framed entirely in terms of the quality of the commodity.’
‘He agreed with the coroner that on the balance of probability it was likely someone else had been in the graveyard when the stone fell on Adam.’
‘It is a known and foreseeable hazard and has high probability.’
‘For these reasons he also believes that the depression would have on the balance of probability been likely to occur in any case, although later.’
‘By the same laws of probability, the chances that a random bus will spontaneously explode for no reason are slim to none.’
‘The laws of probability say it cannot happen but Maine Road is still too fresh in the minds of Minstermen everywhere for it to be ignored just yet.’
‘The judge was entitled to conclude that the patentees had lost a chance of making sales to those buyers - no doubt a chance of differing probability in each case.’
‘They will continue to kidnap because probability shows that the chance of being caught and prosecuted in Trinidad is slim.’
‘This holds provided that the initial probability of the hypothesis in relation to the background knowledge or belief is not zero.’
‘The probability of this convergence happening by chance tends to zero as the number of experimental procedures increases.’
‘He said, ‘In probability it would have happened, so you did it’, and that was it.’