## LIKELIHOOD

### Likelihood

**Likelihood**captures the idea that something is likely to happen or to have happened. As a formal concept, it has appeared in jurisprudence, commerce and scholasticism long before it was given a rigorous mathematical foundation.

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### likelihood

#### Noun

- The probability of a specified outcome; the chance of something happening; probability; the state of being probable.
*In all***likelihood**the meeting will be cancelled.*The***likelihood**is that the inflation rate will continue to rise.

- Shorthand for likelihood function; the probability that a real world experiment would generate a specific datum, as a function of the parameters of a mathematical model.
- Likeness, resemblance.
*"There is no***likelihood**between pure light and black darkness, or between righteousness and reprobation." (Sir W. Raleigh)

- Appearance, show, sign, expression.
*"What of his heart perceive you in his face by any***likelihood**he showed to-day ?" (Shak)

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