Definitions for Uncertaintyʌnˈsɜr tn ti

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

un•cer•tain•tyʌnˈsɜr tn ti(n.)(pl.)-ties.

  1. the state of being uncertain; doubt; hesitancy.

  2. an instance of doubt or hesitancy.

  3. unpredictability; indefiniteness.

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. uncertainty, uncertainness, precariousness(noun)

    being unsettled or in doubt or dependent on chance

    "the uncertainty of the outcome"; "the precariousness of his income"

  2. doubt, uncertainty, incertitude, dubiety, doubtfulness, dubiousness(noun)

    the state of being unsure of something

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. uncertainty(noun)ʌnˈsɜr tn ti

    the state of being uncertain

    a look of uncertainty on her face; the uncertainty facing the economy

  2. uncertaintyʌnˈsɜr tn ti

    sth that makes you feel uncertain

    the uncertainties of growing older


  1. uncertainty(Noun)

    doubt; the condition of being uncertain or without conviction.

  2. uncertainty(Noun)

    Something uncertain or ambiguous.

  3. uncertainty(Noun)

    A parameter that measures the dispersion of a range of measured values.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Uncertainty(noun)

    the quality or state of being uncertain

  2. Uncertainty(noun)

    that which is uncertain; something unknown


  1. Uncertainty

    Uncertainty is a term used in subtly different ways in a number of fields, including physics, philosophy, statistics, economics, finance, insurance, psychology, sociology, engineering, and information science. It applies to predictions of future events, to physical measurements that are already made, or to the unknown.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Uncertainty

    The condition in which reasonable knowledge regarding risks, benefits, or the future is not available.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Uncertainty' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4149

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Uncertainty' in Nouns Frequency: #1514


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