probability: 96 percent, unless this spring you finally gave up and ordered central air conditioning, in which case, 15 percent.
A resurrection would be a miracle and as such would defy all “probability.”
The best we can offer is a probability that an earthquake might occur along a fault in a given period of time.
The meaning of a “probability” estimate can be understood by resorting to the last refuge of political metaphors: sports.
In all probability, Americans will continue to be killed and wounded, but at a lower rate.
Let them ponder on the probability of succeeding with the people.
Thus doubtless our hostess reasoned, and in all probability she was right.
Then there was some probability of being put in a coaster; which we might run away with.
The case is the same with the probability of causes, as with that of chance.
So far the probability was against Arthur's being the author.
mid-15c., "quality of being probable," from Old French probabilite (14c.) and directly from Latin probabilitatem (nominative probabilitas) "credibility, probability," from probabilis (see probable). Meaning "something likely to be true" is from 1570s; mathematical sense is from 1718.
A number between zero and one that shows how likely a certain event is. Usually, probability is expressed as a ratio: the number of experimental results that would produce the event divided by the number of experimental results considered possible. Thus, the probability of drawing the ten of clubs from an ordinary deck of cards is one in fifty-two (1:52), or one fifty-second.