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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Probable  \Prob"a*ble\,  a.  [L.  probabilis,  fr  probare  to  try 
  approve,  prove:  cf  F.  probable.  See  {Prove},  and  cf 
  {Provable}.] 
  1.  Capable  of  being  proved.  [Obs.] 
 
  2.  Having  more  evidence  for  than  against;  supported  by 
  evidence  which  inclines  the  mind  to  believe,  but  leaves 
  some  room  for  doubt;  likely. 
 
  That  is  accounted  probable  which  has  better 
  arguments  producible  for  it  than  can  be  brought 
  against  it  --South. 
 
  I  do  not  say  that  the  principles  of  religion  are 
  merely  probable;  I  have  before  asserted  them  to  be 
  morally  certain.  --Bp.  Wilkins. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  probable 
  adj  1:  likely  but  not  certain  to  be  or  become  true  or  real;  "a 
  likely  result";  "he  foresaw  a  probable  loss"  [syn:  {likely}, 
  {plausible}]  [ant:  {improbable}] 
  2:  apparently  destined;  "the  probable  consequences  of  going 
  ahead  with  the  scheme" 
  n  :  an  applicant  likely  to  be  chosen 




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