Noun Definition


1.Definition: a measure of how likely it is that some event will occur; a number expressing the ratio of favorable cases to the whole number of cases possible

"The probability that an unbiased coin will fall with the head up is 0.5", "If that phone call is for me, chances are it's my wife"

Related Noun(s):probability

Category: General

2.Definition: a possibility due to a favorable combination of circumstances

"The holiday gave us the opportunity to visit Washington", "Now is your chance"

Related Noun(s):opportunity

Category: General

3.Definition: a risk involving danger

"You take a chance when you let her drive"

Category: General

4.Definition: an unknown and unpredictable phenomenon that causes an event to result one way rather than another

"Bad luck caused his downfall", "We ran into each other by pure chance"

Related Noun(s):fortune, hazard, luck

Category: General

5.Definition: the possibility of future success

Related Noun(s):prospect

Category: General