Definition of probable adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

  

probable

 adjective
adjective
BrE BrE//ˈprɒbəbl//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈprɑːbəbl//
 
 
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 likely to happen, to exist or to be true the probable cause/explanation/outcome highly/quite/most probable It is probable that the disease has a genetic element. compare improbable Word Origin late Middle English (in the sense ‘worthy of belief’): via Old French from Latin probabilis, from probare ‘to test, demonstrate’.Extra examples The two outcomes are equally probable. It is likely/​probable that… It is probable that the disease has a genetic element. It is quite probable that they will call an election next spring. The probable cause of the fire was an electrical fault.
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