**probability ***noun *

__ ADJ. __** high, real, strong ***There is a high probability that it will snow tonight. ***| greater, increased | low **

__ QUANT. __** degree ***We can say with a high degree of probability that the poem was written by Shakespeare. *

__ VERB + PROBABILITY __** have | increase | reduce | assess, calculate, judge **

__ PREP. __** ~ of ***This surgical procedure has a high probability of success. *

__ PHRASES __** in all probability ***In all probability she wouldn't come even if we invited her. ***| on a balance of probabilities ***The coroner thought that on the balance of probabilities, the pilot had suffered a stroke just before the crash. *