What does certainty mean?

Definitions for certainty
ˈsɜr tn ticer·tain·ty

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word certainty.

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.

    Etymology: certeynte, from certeinte, from certeinete, from *, from certus

  2. certainty(Noun)

    An instance of being certain.

    Etymology: certeynte, from certeinte, from certeinete, from *, from certus

Webster Dictionary

  1. Certainty(noun)

    the quality, state, or condition, of being certain

    Etymology: [OF. certainet.]

  2. Certainty(noun)

    a fact or truth unquestionable established

    Etymology: [OF. certainet.]

  3. Certainty(noun)

    clearness; freedom from ambiguity; lucidity

    Etymology: [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. Scott Swift:

    I wish I had a crystal ball that I look into the future and see. I am concerned about the forces of detribalization that appear to be more current here in the theater, and that's what I hear from my friends in the region as I communicate with them…The lack of certainty - the growing uncertainty of those countries in the region.

  2. Don Ellenberger:

    The Fed was trying to walk a very fine line. They wanted to leave June open ... But they don't want it to be a 100 percent (certainty) either.

  3. Stefan Worrall:

    If we get some certainty about the strength of the U.S. economy and the likelihood of policy normalization by the Fed, and if a rate hike seems justifiable, that is positive for sentiment ... because a lot of people have been bracing for this.

  4. Passos Coelho:

    Nobody swaps certainty with uncertainty, without stability there is no confidence, without confidence there is no investment, without investment there is no job creation.

  5. Pope Francis:

    Its fundamental that there is no certainty that there was an ordination with the same formula, with the same goal, as the male ordination.

Images & Illustrations of certainty

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