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Autor:  PPAULO
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Data:  16/JAN/2015 9:50 PM
Assunto:  Probable vs Likely
 
Mensagem:  In Likelihood:

Descriptor Score Example
Remote  
(1) May only occur in exceptional circumstances.

Unlikely 
(2) Expected to occur in a few circumstances.

Possible
(3) Expected to occur in some circumstances.

Probable 
(4)  Expected to occur  in many circumstances.

Highly probable
(5) Expected to occur  frequently and in most circumstances.

http://www.st-edwards.co.uk/media/9057/Risk_Management_Policy_Appendix_A.pdf

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Just think of your "probrable" (3) and "likely" (4) as the equivalent, respectively, to the above ones, so: 


(3) Expected to occur in some circumstances. [possible]
and

(4) Expected to occur in many circumstances. [Expected to occur in many circumstances. ]
That is, almost certain to happen should the some important circumstances arise, or you can think of it as something highly likely to happen]


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Words_of_estimative_probability


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In dictionaries, the meaning of "likely'' and "problable" can be interchangeable most of the time. But here is a special case.


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Probable vs Likely  –  Intruder  15/JAN/2015, 4:55 PM
 Probable vs Likely  –  PPAULO  16/JAN/2015, 9:50 PM
Probable vs Likely  –  Intruder  17/JAN/2015, 10:53 AM
Probable vs Likely  –  PPAULO  20/JAN/2015, 3:33 PM

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