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
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.
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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
The numerical value of uncertainty in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of uncertainty in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
Examples of uncertainty in a Sentence
The administration is still negotiating on provisions of the legislation, creating uncertainty in both parties.
As we look at the last two or three months, we're starting to see the arrows come back up. I think that's the resolution of the uncertainty.
With the uncertainty of when this( pandemic) will end, we're just trying to give families options, special needs kids need structure, and when they're thrown out of routine, they don't adapt the way a typically developing child might. The idea is to help with that structure and make it easier for everyone.
You can see there is edginess in the market, if you get something strong (in payrolls data) that really makes it look like the Fed are going to hike, with all the Greek uncertainty in the background too, you could really get some risk aversion breaking out.
Although there might still be some uncertainty about the detailed ages of the remains -- given the nature and complexity of the deposits and the dating methods used -- the general picture is now clear.
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