[ UK /lˈa‍ɪklihˌʊd/ ]
[ US /ˈɫaɪkɫiˌhʊd/ ]
  1. the probability of a specified outcome
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How To Use likelihood In A Sentence

  • These studies rely on the model that the likelihood of two sequences recombining with each other depends on the average amount of space separating them.
  • there is little likelihood of a meltdown comparable to the American banking collapse in March 1933
  • On the ‘digital’ battlefield there is a real likelihood that brigade commanders will talk directly to sergeants or corporals commanding sections and that intermediate officers will be sidelined.
  • After initially dismissing the likelihood that consumers would "cut the cord" by turning off their pay-TV subscriptions, media executives are starting to acknowledge the need to sell smaller bundles of TV to lure younger, and more cost-conscious consumers. Cable-TV Honchos Cry Foul Over Soaring Cost of ESPN
  • Figures were the same for a driver using a hand-held or hands-free phone and likelihood of a crash held true regardless of gender or age.
  • This latest dispute greatly increases the likelihood of a strike.
  • Data collection and analysis Positive and negative likelihood ratios (LR) and diagnostic odds ratios (DOR) were calculated.
  • The contrast between runaways and filial daughters in family composition and financial conditions indicates a likelihood that the girls' motives for entering prostitution varied according to family conditions.
  • The approach allows a likelihood ratio test to assess the robustness of the clock.
  • Church and Outram argue instead that solidary behavior and the skill of managers and supervisors in dealing with labor unrest are more reliable indicators of the likelihood of strikes.
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