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likelihood

noun
     
like‧li‧hood [singular, uncountable]
1 the degree to which something can reasonably be expected to happen [= probability]
likelihood of
Using a seatbelt will reduce the likelihood of serious injury in a car accident.
little/lower/high/greater etc likelihood
There was very little likelihood of her getting the job.
likelihood (that)
They must face the likelihood that the newspaper might go bankrupt.
2

in all likelihood

almost certainly:
If I refused, it would in all likelihood mean I'd lose my job.

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