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[U] likelihood 可能性: *There is little probability of his succeeding/that he will succeed. *他不大可能成功. * *What is the probability of its success?* 其成功的可能性如何?

[C] thing that is (most) probable; probable event or result （很）可能有的事物; 可能发生的事; 可能出现的结果: *What are the probabilities? *可能发生什麽事? * *A fall in interest rates is a probability in the present economic climate. *从目前的经济情势看, 很有可能降低利率.

[C] (*mathematics *数) ratio expressing the chances that a certain event will occur 概率; 或然率.

(idm 习语)**in ,all proba`bility **very probably 极有可能: *In all probability he's already left. *他很可能已经离开了.