Definition of 'probable'
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When the Irishman came down on his crown, a red card looked probable. Times, Sunday Times (2016)When the Irishman came down on his crown, a red card looked probable. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Yet a strike now looks all too probable. Times, Sunday Times (2009)It has been highlighted by some as one of the probable reasons for his return last summer. The Sun (2014)It seems probable that she slipped between both roles at different times. The Times Literary Supplement (2008)All you can do is say how probable different outcomes are. Times, Sunday Times (2006)The pattern of results may give hints about the most probable cause. Times, Sunday Times (2007)It seems probable that both his social climbing and his arrogance were the effect of insecurity. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The case was dropped through lack of probable cause. Times, Sunday Times (2009)It seems most probable that this was when the site was occupied. BRITAIN BC: Life In Britain and Ireland before the Romans (2003)Officials said that a gas leak was the probable cause. Times, Sunday Times (2008)All these things seem closer to probable than preposterous. Times, Sunday Times (2016)He can take their free interactive test online to help find the probable cause. The Sun (2013)In that time there have been six draws - and that looks the probable result again. The Sun (2009)They still do - but further progress in the long term looks quite probable. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Their youth was the probable reason that the eggs were not fertilised, he added. Times, Sunday Times (2007)To make policy requires empathy, imagination and a firm grasp of statistics and probable outcomes. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Somewhere in the middling scenario looks most probable, but we are in unknown territory. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The probable outcome is that neither show will win the maJor awards. Times, Sunday Times (2013)So long as that looks probable, we must grit our teeth and keep talking. The Sun (2009)If these reforms are taken up, there will be three probable outcomes. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Durham look probable county champions, borne on the swift wings of their fast bowlers. Times, Sunday Times (2008)You are an intuitive grandmother because your letter highlights many probable causes of your granddaughter's difficulties. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The most probable outcome of the election is that no single party will have a sufficient majority to form a government, making coalition talks necessary. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The probable reason for large numbers of callers is taxpayers' lack of trust in HMRC. Times, Sunday Times (2012)His arm in delivery stride seems shortened, as a probable result of the phobia of hitting the stumps, costing him pace and accuracy. Times, Sunday Times (2015)
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Translations for 'probable'
British English: probable /ˈprɒbəbl/ ADJECTIVE
Something that is probable is likely to be true or likely to happen.
It is probable that the volcano will erupt again.
- American English: probable
- Arabic: مُحْتَمَل
- Brazilian Portuguese: provável
- Chinese: 很可能的
- Croatian: vjerojatan
- Czech: pravděpodobný
- Danish: sandsynlig
- Dutch: waarschijnlijk
- European Spanish: probable
- Finnish: todennäköinen
- French: probable
- German: wahrscheinlich
- Greek: πιθανός
- Italian: probabile
- Japanese: ありそうな
- Korean: 있음직한
- Norwegian: sannsynlig
- Polish: prawdopodobny
- European Portuguese: provável
- Romanian: posibil
- Russian: вероятный
- Spanish: probable
- Swedish: sannolik
- Thai: ที่น่าจะเป็นไปได้
- Turkish: olası
- Ukrainian: можливий
- Vietnamese: có thể
Definition of probable from the Collins English Dictionary
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