Likeliness

likelihood

[lahyk-lee-hood]
noun
1.
the state of being likely or probable; probability.
2.
a probability or chance of something: There is a strong likelihood of his being elected.
3.
Archaic. indication of a favorable end; promise.
Also, likeliness.


Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English liklihood. See likely, -hood

superlikelihood, noun
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likelihood or likeliness (ˈlaɪklɪˌhʊd, ˈlaɪklɪˌnɪs)
 
n
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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likelihood
late 14c., "resemblance, similarity," from likely + -hood. Meaning "probability" is from mid-15c.
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