probability

Likelihood; the approach of a mental judgment to conformity with its object; approximation to truth. Probability produces in the mind the state of opinion. It occupies the whole range between doubt, the absence of assent, and certitude, which is complete and unreserved assent. Intrinsic probability is based upon the nature of the object in question; extrinsic probability, upon the authority of those capable of forming a scientific judgment.

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