posted Sep 25, 2016, 6:40 AM by dbashir@sbp.org
prob·a·bil·i·ty ˌpräbəˈbilədē/ noun the extent to which something is probable; the likelihood of something happening or being the case. "the rain will make the probability of their arrival even greater" a probable or the most probable event. plural noun: probabilities "for a time, revolution was a strong probability" synonyms:  probable event, prospect, possibility, good/fair/reasonable bet"relegation is a distinct probability this season" 
MATHEMATICS the extent to which an event is likely to occur, measured by the ratio of the favorable cases to the whole number of cases possible. "the area under the curve represents probability"

