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like·li·hood

likelihood

 
 
pronunciation:
laI kli hUd
features:
Word Combinations (noun), Word Parts
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the state or degree of being likely; probability; chance.
With the likelihood of a thunderstorm tonight, the game will probably be canceled.The likelihood of winning the lottery is very slim.What is the likelihood of getting a job in your field once you graduate?
similar words:
capability, chance, probability
definition 2: a probable thing to happen.
As he never turned in any work to the professor, his failure in the class is a likelihood.
similar words:
probability
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