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likelihood


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Likelihood  \Like"li*hood\  (-l[i^]*h[oo^]d),  n.  [Likely  +  -hood.] 
  1.  Appearance;  show  sign;  expression.  [Obs.] 
 
  What  of  his  heart  perceive  you  in  his  face  By  any 
  likelihood  he  showed  to-day  ?  --Shak. 
 
  2.  Likeness;  resemblance.  [Obs.] 
 
  There  is  no  likelihood  between  pure  light  and  black 
  darkness,  or  between  righteousness  and  reprobation. 
  --Sir  W. 
  Raleigh. 
 
  3.  Appearance  of  truth  or  reality;  probability; 
  verisimilitude.  --Tennyson. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  likelihood 
  n  :  the  probability  of  a  specified  outcome  [syn:  {likeliness},  {odds}] 
  [ant:  {unlikelihood},  {unlikelihood}] 




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