Likelihood

Definition of Likelihood

Like´li`hood   Pronunciation: līk´lĭ`hŎd
n.1.Appearance; show; sign; expression.
What of his heart perceive you in his face
By any likelihood he showed to-day ?
- Shak.
2.Likeness; resemblance.
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.
4.Statistical probability; probability of being true or of occurring in the future; as, the likelihood of being abducted by aliens is close to zero..

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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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