Monday, November 05, 2012


probability of an event occurring
likelihood of a condition existing

how often have i misused these words? unknown.

if i search this blog, i find one clear misuse of 'likelihood', in "a specific instantiation..." ("likelihood of a pass"); i use the term two other times, in the first post ever and in a later one that refers to that one. in those instances (likelihood that you are alive at age x) i think it's ambiguous, but i'll count those as accurate.

amazingly, there is only one post where i use the word 'probability' in the relevant context. and i can't tell if i'm using it right or not. i'm kind of disappointed in myself.

seems i've fallen off the HAZ-PJ wagon. writing is going well, though, which is good.

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