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Wikipedia's community uses the working definition for the word likely: "probable; having a greater-than-even chance of occurring" or "having a high probability of occurring."[1] Many statements are likely to be challenged, and many statements are unlikely to be challenged.

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  1. ^ "Likely". Merrian-Webster. Retrieved 5 September 2015.