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I'm familiar with the usage of かどうか for "whether or not," but I can't understand its usage in the following example:

部の記録見る限り70符なんて千局に一回出るかどうか

Is this an idiomatic usage of it? Since I'm pretty sure its supposed to indicate that the probability is even less than 1/1000 games.

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だ or です is omitted after this かどうか. The more canonical version of this sentence is like this:

部の記録見る限り70符なんて千局に一回出るかどうか

This sentence means "the probability is 1/1000 or even less" rather than "the probability is even less than 1/1000". You can think of this Aかどうかだ pattern as "A, or even worse" or "may or may not A".

See this question for more examples: Understanding ~かどうかだ

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