What does certainty mean?

Definitions for certainty
ˈsɜr tn ticer·tain·ty

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. certainty(noun)

    the state of being certain

    "his certainty reassured the others"

  2. certainty, sure thing, foregone conclusion(noun)

    something that is certain

    "his victory is a certainty"

Wiktionary

  1. certainty(Noun)

    The state of being certain.

  2. certainty(Noun)

    An instance of being certain.

  3. Origin: certeynte, from certeinte, from certeinete, from *, from certus

Webster Dictionary

  1. Certainty(noun)

    the quality, state, or condition, of being certain

  2. Certainty(noun)

    a fact or truth unquestionable established

  3. Certainty(noun)

    clearness; freedom from ambiguity; lucidity

  4. Origin: [OF. certainet.]

Freebase

  1. Certainty

    Certainty is perfect knowledge that has total security from error, or the mental state of being without doubt. Objectively defined, certainty is total continuity and validity of all foundational inquiry, to the highest degree of precision. Something is certain only if no skepticism can occur. Philosophy seeks this state. It is widely held that certainty about the real world is a failed historical enterprise. This is in large part due to the power of David Hume's problem of induction. Physicist Carlo Rovelli adds that certainty, in real life, is useless or often damaging.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'certainty' in Nouns Frequency: #2273

How to pronounce certainty?

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How to say certainty in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of certainty in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of certainty in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of certainty in a Sentence

  1. Will Durant:

    Inquiry is fatal to certainty.

  2. Kevin Schrer:

    Unless you have certainty somewhere.

  3. Kedar Joshi:

    Moral certainty is intellectual immorality.

  4. Pliny the Elder:

    The only certainty is that nothing is certain.

  5. E.W. Howe:

    A reasonable probability is the only certainty.

Images & Illustrations of certainty

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