Definitions for uncertaintyʌnˈsɜr tn ti
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
U.S. National Library of Medicine
The condition in which reasonable knowledge regarding risks, benefits, or the future is not available.