likelihood

likelihood(
layk
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li
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hood
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1. (high chance)
a. la probabilidad
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
I'm going to be honest with you. The likelihood of you winning the election is very low.Voy a ser honesto con usted. La probabilidad de que gane las elecciones es muy baja.
The likelihood of running into someone you know in this small city is quite high.La probabilidad de toparse con alguien que conoces en esta pequeña ciudad es bastante alta.
b.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
In all likelihood, Peter will be coming home by the end of the month.Lo más probable es que Peter venga a casa para fin de mes.
There's little likelihood that she will accept our offer - she's got a highly-paid job!Es poco probable que acepte nuestra oferta: tiene un trabajo con un muy buen sueldo.
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likelihood
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (general)
a. la probabilidad
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
in all likelihoodcon toda probabilidad
there is little likelihood of finding ithay pocas probabilidades de encontrarlo
the likelihood is that…lo más probable es que…
likelihood [ˈlaɪklɪhʊd]
noun
probabilidad (f)
what is the likelihood of a successful outcome? ¿qué probabilidad hay de que el resultado sea favorable?; there is no likelihood of infection no hay probabilidad de infección
a strong likelihood of
there is little/every likelihood that he'll come es poco/muy probable que venga; there is a strong likelihood they'll be elected es muy probable que salgan elegidos
[in] all likelihood
in all likelihood the explosion was caused by a bomb lo más probable es que una bomba causase la explosión
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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