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prob·a·ble  (prb-bl)
adj.
1. Likely to happen or to be true: War seemed probable in 1938. The home team, far ahead, is the probable winner.
2. Likely but uncertain; plausible.
3. Theology Of or relating to opinions and actions in ethics and morals for whose lawfulness intrinsic reasons or extrinsic authority may be adduced.

[Middle English, plausible, from Old French, from Latin probbilis, from probre, to prove; see prove.]


probable  /prbbl/  adj. 1 likely to happen, having a good chance of occurring: It is probable that it will snow tomorrow. 2 reasonable to believe: The probable cause of that accident was that the driver was drunk.

Thesaurus: probable 1 likely, feasible, expected 2 likely, apparent. probable

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