Examples from the Corpus

probability• There is a 90% probability that the hurricane will hit the coast of Florida later today.• They have shown that certain approaches have a high probability of success, while others, a high probability of failure.• Citing mathematical probabilities clearly does not establish the nonexistence of extraterrestrial being.• Most students need probability and statistics more than they need calculus.• They have rewritten the record books, stormed the male bastion of Grandmaster chess, and defied the laws of probability.• We talk, therefore, of probabilities or outcomes provided circumstances do not change.• Children with formal operations typically respond to this kind of problem with responses based on probability.• Genetic tests show a 99.4 percent probability that Hill is the child's father.• War is a real probability.• There is a strong probability that the problem will recur if we do not deal with it now.• What about measures based on odds rather than probabilities?• We must increase our efforts to reduce the probability of such an accident happening again.• The probability of catching the disease from your partner is extremely low.high/strong probability• Even when the correct word was given a high probability, there were many other words with an equally high probability.• It will be important to present an idea that has a high probability of success.• They have shown that certain approaches have a high probability of success, while others, a high probability of failure.• Also there is a high probability that your holiday meals were lower in roughage than your own regime at home.• As many good projects - those with a high probability of being profitable - as possible should be estimated.• Does he need a home run so bad that he should risk the high probability of a strikeout?From Longman Business Dictionaryprobabilityprob‧a‧bil‧i‧ty /ˌprɒbəˈbɪlətiˌprɑː-/ noun (plural probabilities) [countable, uncountable] STATISTICS the chance that something will happen, calculated mathematicallyCompanies may collaborate (=work together) in working out loss probabilities.the influence of significant variables, including probability