Definitions for uncertaintyʌnˈsɜr tn ti
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
un•cer•tain•tyʌnˈsɜr tn ti(n.)(pl.)-ties.
the state of being uncertain; doubt; hesitancy.
an instance of doubt or hesitancy.
Origin of uncertainty:
uncertainty, uncertainness, precariousness(noun)
being unsettled or in doubt or dependent on chance
"the uncertainty of the outcome"; "the precariousness of his income"
doubt, uncertainty, incertitude, dubiety, doubtfulness, dubiousness(noun)
the state of being unsure of something
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
uncertainty(noun)ʌnˈsɜr tn ti
the state of being uncertain
a look of uncertainty on her face; the uncertainty facing the economy
uncertaintyʌnˈsɜr tn ti
sth that makes you feel uncertain
the uncertainties of growing older
doubt; the condition of being uncertain or without conviction.
Something uncertain or ambiguous.
A parameter that measures the dispersion of a range of measured values.
the quality or state of being uncertain
that which is uncertain; something unknown
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
The condition in which reasonable knowledge regarding risks, benefits, or the future is not available.
British National Corpus
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Rank popularity for the word 'uncertainty' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4149
Rank popularity for the word 'uncertainty' in Nouns Frequency: #1514
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