Definition of improbability in English:

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improbability

Pronunciation: /ɪmˌprɒbəˈbɪlɪti/

noun (plural improbabilities)

[mass noun]
1The quality of being improbable; unlikelihood: his belief in the improbability of war in Europe
More example sentences
  • The statements of Jerome have been questioned or disbelieved on the ground of their intrinsic improbability.
  • The first component is the criterion of complexity or improbability.
  • Natural selection is a mechanism for generating an exceedingly high degree of improbability.
Synonyms
1.1 [count noun] An improbable circumstance or event: the film is full of improbabilities
More example sentences
  • There are some minor ones, primarily in the improbabilities in certain portions of the story.
  • In a season full of improbabilities, anything could happen.
  • An aching back makes smiling a physical improbability.

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