Unthinkable vs Probability - What's the difference?

unthinkable | probability |


As an adjective unthinkable

is incapable of being believed; incredible.

As a noun probability is

the state of being probable; likelihood.

unthinkable

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Incapable of being believed; incredible.
  • Inconceivable or unimaginable; extremely improbable in a way that goes against common sense.
  • Nothing is unthinkable , nothing impossible to the balanced person, provided it comes out of the needs of life and is dedicated to life's further development -
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    References

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    probability

    English

    Noun

    (wikipedia probability) (probabilities)
  • the state of being probable; likelihood
  • an event that is likely to occur
  • the relative likelihood of an event happening
  • (mathematics) a number, between 0 and 1, expressing the precise likelihood of an event happening
  • Derived terms

    * conditional probability * frequency probability * joint probability * propensity probability

    See also

    * odds * possibility * verisimilitude