likelihood or likeliness (ˈlaɪklɪˌhʊd, ˈlaɪklɪˌnɪs) | |
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1. | the condition of being likely or probable; probability |
2. | something that is probable |
3. | statistics See also maximum likelihood 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 likelihood |
likeliness or likeliness | |
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