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probability

Pronunciation: /ˌprɑːbəˈbɪləti; ˌprɒbəˈbɪlɪti/

Translation of probability in Spanish:

noun/nombre (plural -ties)

u and c
  • 1.1 (likelihood) probabilidad (feminine) in all probability they will lose their jobs es muy probable que pierdan su trabajo there is little probability that she'll come o of her coming es poco probable que venga, hay pocas probabilidades de que venga what are the probabilities for a Democratic victory? (American English/inglés norteamericano) ¿qué probabilidades hay de una victoria democrática?
    Example sentences
    • They will continue to kidnap because probability shows that the chance of being caught and prosecuted in Trinidad is slim.
    • The laws of probability say it cannot happen but Maine Road is still too fresh in the minds of Minstermen everywhere for it to be ignored just yet.
    • He agreed with the coroner that on the balance of probability it was likely someone else had been in the graveyard when the stone fell on Adam.
    1.2 [Mathematics/Matemáticas] probabilidad (feminine)
    Example sentences
    • In the field of mathematics he worked on probability, recurring decimals and the theory of equations.
    • Among seven people, there is about a 60 percent probability that two will have birthdays within a week of each other.
    • When there are twice as many attackers as defenders, the winning probability exceeds 80 percent.

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