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Meaning of LIKELIHOOD

Pronunciation:  'lIklee`hûd

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  the probability of a specified outcome
 

LIKELIHOOD is a 10 letter word that starts with L.

 

 Synonyms: likeliness, odds
 
 Antonyms: unlikelihood, unlikeliness
 
 See Also: probability

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Like"li*hood\ (-l[i^]*h[oo^]d), n. [Likely + -hood.]
1. Appearance; show; sign; expression. [Obs.]

         What of his heart perceive you in his face By any
         likelihood he showed to-day ?         --Shak.

2. Likeness; resemblance. [Obs.]

         There is no likelihood between pure light and black
         darkness, or between righteousness and reprobation.
                                               --Sir W.
                                               Raleigh.

3. Appearance of truth or reality; probability;
   verisimilitude. --Tennyson.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: aptitude, aptness, bare possibility, best bet, chance, conceivability, conceivableness, contingency, even chance, eventuality, expectation, expectations, fair expectation, favorable prospect, good chance, good opportunity, good possibility, hope, hopes, liability, liableness, likeliness, main chance, obligation, odds, odds-on, odds-on chance, off chance, outlook, outside chance, outside hope, possibility, possibleness, potential, potentiality, presumption, presumptive evidence, probabilism, probability, proneness, prospect, prospects, reasonable ground, reasonable hope, remote possibility, small hope, sporting chance, sure bet, sure thing, tendency, the attainable, the feasible, the possible, thinkability, thinkableness, verisimilitude, virtuality, weakness, well-grounded hope, what is possible, what may be, what might be
 

 

 

 

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