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



BrE BrE//ˈprɒbəbl//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈprɑːbəbl//
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probable (for something) (especially British English) a person or an animal that is likely to win a race or to be chosen for a team All four players are probables for the national team. Word Originlate Middle English (in the sense ‘worthy of belief’): via Old French from Latin probabilis, from probare ‘to test, demonstrate’.
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