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Definition of Probability

Probability

  1. The quality or state of being probable; appearance of reality or truth; reasonable ground of presumption; likelihood.
  2. That which is or appears probable; anything that has the appearance of reality or truth.
  3. Likelihood of the occurrence of any event in the doctrine of chances, or the ratio of the number of favorable chances to the whole number of chances, favorable and unfavorable. See 1st Chance, n., 5.

Probability Quotations

Medicine is a science of uncertainty and an art of probability.
William Osler

On the relationship side, if you teach people to respond actively and constructively when someone they care about has a victory, it increases love and friendship and decreases the probability of depression.
Martin Seligman

The probability that we may fail in the struggle ought not to deter us from the support of a cause we believe to be just.
Abraham Lincoln

The consequences of an act affect the probability of its occurring again.
B. F. Skinner

If scientific reasoning were limited to the logical processes of arithmetic, we should not get very far in our understanding of the physical world. One might as well attempt to grasp the game of poker entirely by the use of the mathematics of probability.
Vannevar Bush
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Probability Translations

probability in German is Wahrscheinlichkeit, wahrscheinlich
probability in Italian is verosimiglianza
probability in Spanish is probabilidad, apariencia
probability in Swedish is sannolikhet
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