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like·li·hood

likelihood

 
 
pronunciation:
laI kli hUd
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part of speech: noun
definition: how probable it is that something will happen.
The likelihood of his winning the race is great.
similar words:
chance, probability
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The word likelihood contains the following part:
-hood Old English noun-forming suffix that means 1. state, condition; 2.the whole group of