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EtymologyEdit

From Old French probable, from Latin probābilis (that may be proved, credible), from probare (to test, examine); see probe, prove. Compare recent doublet provable.

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probable (comparative more probable, superlative most probable)

  1. Likely or most likely to be true.
    It's probable that it will rain tomorrow.
    The probable source of the failure was the mass of feathers in the intake manifold.
  2. Likely to happen.
    With all the support we have, success is looking probable.
  3. Supporting, or giving ground for, belief, but not demonstrating.
    probable evidence; probable presumption
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Blackstone to this entry?)
  4. (obsolete) Capable of being proved.

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probable (plural probables)

  1. Something that is likely.
    • 2013, Ikuhiko Hata, ‎Yasuho Izawa, ‎Christopher Shores, Japanese Naval Fighter Aces 1932-45 (page 57)
      Four of the 32 251 Ku aircraft turned back, but the other 28 fought for 20 minutes against a reported 100 enemy aircraft, claiming 18 destroyed and five probables.
  2. A person who is likely to appear or do a certain thing.

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EtymologyEdit

From Latin probābilis.

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probable (epicene, plural probables)

  1. probable

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EtymologyEdit

From Latin probābilis.

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probable (masculine and feminine plural probables)

  1. probable

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FrenchEdit

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From Latin probābilis.

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probable (plural probables)

  1. probable (all meanings)

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GalicianEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From Latin probābilis.

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probable m or f (plural probables)

  1. probable

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probable

  1. probably

SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin probābilis.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /pɾoˈbable/, [pɾoˈβaβle]
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probable (plural probables)

  1. probable, likely
  2. provable

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