# Likelihood vs. Probability

## Difference Between Likelihood and Probability

#### Likelihoodnoun

The state of being probable; probability.

#### Probabilitynoun

The quality or condition of being probable; likelihood.

#### Likelihoodnoun

Something probable.

#### Probabilitynoun

A probable situation, condition, or event

*Her election is a clear probability.*

#### Likelihoodnoun

The probability of a specified outcome; the chance of something happening; probability; the state or degree of being probable.

*In all likelihood the meeting will be cancelled.*

*The likelihood is that the inflation rate will continue to rise.*

#### Probabilitynoun

The likelihood that a given event will occur

*little probability of rain tonight.*

#### Likelihoodnoun

(statistics) The probability that some fixed outcome was generated by a random distribution with a specific parameter.

#### Probabilitynoun

(Statistics) A number, ranging from zero to one, expressing either the projected likelihood that a specific event will occur or the observed ratio of the number of actual occurrences to the number of possible occurrences.

#### Likelihoodnoun

Likeness, resemblance.

*"There is no likelihood between pure light and black darkness, or between righteousness and reprobation." (Sir W. Raleigh)*

#### Probabilitynoun

The state of being probable; likelihood.

#### Likelihoodnoun

(archaic) Appearance, show, sign, expression.

*"What of his heart perceive you in his face by any likelihood he showed to-day ?" (Shak)*

#### Probabilitynoun

An event that is likely to occur.

#### Likelihoodnoun

the probability of a specified outcome

#### Probabilitynoun

The relative likelihood of an event happening.

#### Probabilitynoun

(mathematics) A number, between 0 and 1, expressing the precise likelihood of an event happening.

*The probability of an event A occurring is denoted P(A).*

#### Probabilitynoun

a measure of how likely it is that some event will occur;

*what is the probability of rain?*

*we have a good chance of winning*

#### Probabilitynoun

the quality of being probable