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improbability

[im-prob-uh-bil-i-tee, im-prob-] /ɪmˌprɒb əˈbɪl ɪ ti, ˌɪm prɒb-/
noun, plural improbabilities for 2.
1.
the quality or condition of being improbable; unlikelihood.
2.
something improbable or unlikely.
Origin of improbability
1590-1600
1590-1600; improbable + -ity
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n.

1590s, "fact or quality of being improbably;" see improbable + -ity. Meaning "an instance of something improbable" is from 1610s.

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