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noun anticipation, appearance of truth, believability, chance, conceivability, credibility, expectation, fair chance, fair expectation, favorable chance, liability, liableness, likelihood, likeliness, odds, plausibility, possibility, presumption, promise, prospect, reasonable chance, reasonableness, tendency, veri similitudo, verisimilitude
See also: chance, expectation, likelihood, outlook, possibility, presumption, prospect, supposition

PROBABILITY. That which is likely to happen; that which is most consonant to reason; for example, there is a strong probability that a man of a good moral character, and who has heretofore been remarkable for truth, will, when examined as a witness under oath, tell the truth; and, on the contrary, that a man who has been guilty of perjury, will not, under the same circumstances, tell the truth; the former will, therefore, be entitled to credit, while the latter will not.

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In this model, a criminal will rationally base his subjective probability of conviction upon the absolute probability of conviction.
Manski (2004) and Dominitz and Manski (2006) use telephone surveys to measure probabilistic beliefs about pension benefits, while Delavande and Rohwedder (2008) rely on an Internet survey to elicit the subjective probability distributions of pension benefits.
Where subjective probability assessments are appropriate, the potential for heuristics to affect judgment does not mean we should seek some other assessment method.
While this membership will turn on likelihood of truth in a sense, it is in a sense different from the classical understanding of the factfinder's subjective probability that the element is true.
E]very physical probability," Good noted, "can be interpreted as a subjective probability or as a credibility.
This is known as subjective probability because it changes depending on the current state of knowledge of the individual making the assessment.
In this case, the preevent firm value, which equals the expected (discounted) postevent value under investors' subjective probability distribution, is higher than the expected (discounted) postevent value under the true probability distribution.
2) As such, a community's level of social capital may affect economic efficiency by enhancing the level of trust among economic agents belonging to the group--here trust is defined as "a particular level of the subjective probability with which an agent assesses that another agent or group of agents will perform a particular action.
23) indicate that "humans have the ability to detect and react to structural instability that characterizes many business forecasting tasks" and there is evidence that judgmental forecasters can develop well-calibrated subjective probability judgments under appropriate conditions (e.
The theory of asset markets accepted by most economists is built on the basis of Subjected Expected Utility theory (Savage, 1954), according to which agents' decisions should be represented by additive subjective probability distributions.
When there was no response, we set the missing value of the subjective probability to 0 and defined another explanatory variable for subjective beliefs missing (18 percent of respondents).

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