English translation of संभावना
संभावनाPowered by COBUILD /sanbhavana/
Definitions and Translations
nf/sanbhavana, sanbhAvanA, sanbhaavanaa, sanbhāvanā/
1. chance variable noun
If there is a chance of something happening, it is possible that it will happen.
⇒ His chances of winning are slim. ⇒ There seems little chance of the situation improving.
2. contingency countable noun
A contingency is something that might happen in the future.
⇒ I need to examine all possible contingencies. ⇒ ...contingency plans.
3. expectancy uncountable noun
⇒ ...an air of expectancy.
4. likelihood uncountable noun
The likelihood of something happening is how likely it is to happen.
⇒ The likelihood of infection is very small.
5. margin countable noun
If there is a margin for something in a situation, there is some freedom to choose what to do or decide how to do it.
⇒ He knew he had to be very fast; there was no margin for error.
6. odds plural noun
You refer to the probability of something happening as the odds that it will happen.
⇒ What are the odds of winning a prize?
7. outlook singular noun
The outlook for something is whether or not it is going to be prosperous, successful, or safe.
⇒ He said the economic outlook remained good.
8. possibility countable noun
If you say there is a possibility that something is the case or that something will happen, you mean that it might be the case or it might happen.
⇒ Tax on food has become a very real possibility.
9. possibility countable noun
A possibility is one of several things that could be done.
⇒ There were several possibilities open to each of us.
10. potential uncountable noun
If you say that someone or something has potential for doing something, you mean that it is possible that they may do it. If there is the potential for something, it may happen.
⇒ We have always been concerned about his potential for violence.
11. probability variable noun
You say that there is a probability that something will happen when it is likely to happen.
⇒ The probability is that he will return to Britain.
12. prospect plural noun
Someone's prospects are their chances of being successful.
⇒ I worked abroad to improve my career prospects.
13. prospect variable noun /ˈprɒspekt ˈप्रॉस्पेक्ट्/
A prospect is a possibility or a possible event.
⇒ There is no prospect of these questions being answered.
14. vista countable noun
A vista is a vision of a situation or of a range or possibilities.
⇒ ...a vista of a future without hope.
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Translation of संभावना from the Collins Hindi to English Dictionary