likeliness


likeliness

noun

  1. the state of being likely or probable; probability.
  2. a probability or chance of something: There is a strong likelihood of his being elected.
  3. Archaic. indication of a favorable end; promise.

noun

  1. the condition of being likely or probable; probability
  2. something that is probable
  3. statistics the probability of a given sample being randomly drawn regarded as a function of the parameters of the population. The likelihood ratio is the ratio of this to the maximized likelihoodSee also maximum likelihood

n.late 14c., “resemblance, similarity,” from likely + -hood. Meaning “probability” is from mid-15c.

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