# odds

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## Noun[change]

Singular |
plural |

(*plural only; not used in singular form*)

- (
*countable*), (*mathematics*) In statistics, the**odds**are the chance something will happen divided by the chance it will not happen:- If "p" is the chance it will happen:
- The
**odds**something will not happen:

*What are the***odds**of winning in this game?*The***odds**of rolling a six are one in five, or 1 / 5.

- (
*countable*), (*informal*) The**odds**of something happening is the chance it will happen.*I don't like the***odds**here.*The***odds**of rolling a six are one in six, or 1 / 6.

### Synonyms[change]

- (
*informal*) probability