If it's probable, then odds are it's going to come true. If rain is probable this weekend, you shouldn't plan a picnic.

Things that are probable are probably going to happen; they're likely. Meteorologists are always trying to figure out what weather is probable, though they're often wrong. Sportscasters and gamblers try to guess the probable outcome of big games. You can also call a candidate for a job or political office who's likely to get the position a probable — they've probably got the job in the bag.

Definitions of probable

adj likely but not certain to be or become true or real

“he foresaw a probable loss”
equally probable
having a reasonable basis for belief or acceptance
appearing to be true or real
improbable, unlikely
not likely to be true or to occur or to have occurred
mistakenly believed
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adj apparently destined

“the probable consequences of going ahead with the scheme”
has a good chance of being the case or of coming about

n an applicant likely to be chosen

Type of:
applicant, applier
a person who requests or seeks something such as assistance or employment or admission

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