quasi probably


likely to occur or prove true: He foresaw a probable business loss. He is the probable writer of the article.
having more evidence for than against, or evidence that inclines the mind to belief but leaves some room for doubt.
affording ground for belief.

1350–1400; Middle English < Latin probābilis likely, literally, capable of standing a test, equivalent to probā(re) to test (see probe) + -bilis -ble

nonprobable, adjective
nonprobably, adverb
quasi-probable, adjective
quasi-probably, adverb
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probable (ˈprɒbəbəl)
1.  likely to be or to happen but not necessarily so
2.  most likely: the probable cause of the accident
3.  a person who is probably to be chosen for a team, event, etc
[C14: via Old French from Latin probābilis that may be proved, from probāre to prove]

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Word Origin & History

late 14c., from O.Fr. probable (14c.), from L. probabilis "provable," from probare "to try, to test" (see prove). Probable cause as a legal term is attested from 1670s.
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