# in+likelihood

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**Likelihood**— Like li*hood (l[imac]k l[i^]*h[oo^]d), n. [Likely + hood.] 1. Appearance; show; sign; expression. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] What of his heart perceive you in his face By any likelihood he showed to day ? Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. Likeness; resemblance …2

**likelihood of confusion**— See: confusingly similar Category: Patent, Copyright & Trademark → Trademark Law Nolo’s Plain English Law Dictionary. Gerald N. Hill, Kathleen Thompson Hill. 2009 …3

**likelihood**— I noun anticipation, chance, conceivability, conceivableness, confident expectation, excellent prospect, expectance, expectancy, expectation, fair chance, fair prospect, favorable chance, favorable prospect, good chance, good prospect, likeliness …4

**likelihood**— late 14c., resemblance, similarity, from LIKELY (Cf. likely) + HOOD (Cf. hood). Meaning probability is from mid 15c …5

**likelihood**— [n] chance of something happening coin flip*, direction, even break, fair shake, fifty fifty*, fighting chance*, good chance*, liability, likeliness, long shot*, outside chance*, plausibility, possibility, presumption, probability, prospect,… …6

**likelihood**— ► NOUN ▪ the state or fact of being likely …7

**likelihood**— [līk′lē hood΄] n. [ME liklihode: see LIKELY & HOOD] the fact of being likely to happen or something that is likely to happen; probability …8

**Likelihood function**— In statistics, a likelihood function (often simply the likelihood) is a function of the parameters of a statistical model, defined as follows: the likelihood of a set of parameter values given some observed outcomes is equal to the probability of …9

**Likelihood-ratio test**— The likelihood ratio, often denoted by Lambda (the capital Greek letter lambda), is the ratio of the maximum probability of a result under two different hypotheses. A likelihood ratio test is a statistical test for making a decision between two… …10

**Likelihood principle**— In statistics,the likelihood principle is a controversial principle of statistical inference which asserts that all of the information in a sample is contained in the likelihood function.A likelihood function arises from a conditional probability …