uncertainty

  • 1 uncertainty — uncertainty, doubt, dubiety, dubiosity, skepticism, suspicion, mistrust can all mean a feeling of unsureness about someone or something. Uncertainty stresses the lack of certainty or certitude that may range from a mere falling short of these to… …

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  • 2 uncertainty — un‧cer‧tain‧ty [ʌnˈsɜːtnti ǁ ɜːr ] noun [uncountable] a situation when what will happen in the future is likely to change, often in a way that is bad: • Exchange rate uncertainty is bound to reduce investment. uncertainty over/​about • The… …

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  • 3 uncertainty — [un sʉrt′ ntē] n. [ME uncerteynte] 1. lack of certainty; doubt 2. pl. uncertainties something uncertain SYN. UNCERTAINTY ranges in implication from a mere lack of absolute sureness [uncertainty about a date of birth ] to such vagueness as to… …

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  • 4 Uncertainty — Solicita una imagen para este artículo. Título Uncertainty Ficha técnica …

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  • 5 Uncertainty — Un*cer tain*ty, n.; pl. {Uncertainties}. [1913 Webster] 1. The quality or state of being uncertain. [1913 Webster] 2. That which is uncertain; something unknown. [1913 Webster] Our shepherd s case is every man s case that quits a moral certainty… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 6 Uncertainty — est un film américain sorti en 2008 de style drame/thriller, écrit, produit et réalisé par Scott McGehee et David Siegel, deux réalisateurs indépendent. Les personnages principaux sont interprétés par Lynn Collins et Joseph Gordon Levitt. Il a… …

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  • 7 uncertainty — I noun ambiguity, ambivalence, chance, confusion, contingency, darkness, desultoriness, dilemma, dimness, doubt, doubtfulness, dubiousness, equivocation, faintness, feebleness, gamble, hazard, hesitancy, hesitation, improbability, incertitude,… …

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  • 8 uncertainty — late 14c., from UNCERTAIN (Cf. uncertain) + TY (Cf. ty) …

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  • 9 uncertainty — [n] doubt, changeableness ambiguity, ambivalence, anxiety, bewilderment, concern, confusion, conjecture, contingency, dilemma, disquiet, distrust, doubtfulness, dubiety, guesswork, hesitancy, hesitation, incertitude, inconclusiveness, indecision …

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  • 10 uncertainty — ► NOUN (pl. uncertainties) 1) the state of being uncertain. 2) something that is uncertain or causes one to feel uncertain …

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  • 11 Uncertainty — For the film of the same name, see Uncertainty (film). Certainty series Agnosticism Belief Certainty Doubt Determinism Epistemology …

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  • 12 uncertainty — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ considerable, great, high (esp. AmE), significant, substantial ▪ The 1990s were a period of high uncertainty for businesses. ▪ fundamental …

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  • 13 uncertainty */*/ — UK [ʌnˈsɜː(r)t(ə)ntɪ] / US [ʌnˈsɜrt(ə)ntɪ] noun Word forms uncertainty : singular uncertainty plural uncertainties 1) a) [uncountable] a nervous feeling that you have because you think bad things might happen a week of anxiety and uncertainty… …

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  • 14 uncertainty — un|cer|tain|ty [ ʌn sɜrtnti ] noun ** 1. ) uncount a nervous feeling you have because you think bad things might happen: a week of anxiety and uncertainty uncertainty about/over/as to: Minimize uncertainty about the future by taking expert advice …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 15 uncertainty — noun 1) the uncertainty of the stock market Syn: unpredictability, unreliability, riskiness, chanciness, precariousness, changeability, variability, inconstancy, fickleness, caprice Ant: predictability 2) uncer …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 16 Uncertainty — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Uncertainty >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 uncertainty uncertainty incertitude doubt Sgm: N 1 doubtfulness doubtfulness &c. >Adj. Sgm: N 1 dubiety dubiety dubitation dubitancy| dubitousness GRP …

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  • 17 uncertainty — n. uncertainty about, as to (there was no uncertainty about the matter; there is still some uncertainty as to whether they are coming) * * * [ʌn sɜːt(ə)ntɪ] as to (there was no uncertainty about the matter; there is still some uncertainty as to… …

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  • 18 uncertainty — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. incertitude, doubt. II (Roget s IV) n. 1. [The mental state of being uncertain] Syn. perplexity, doubt, dubiety, dubiosity, skepticism, puzzlement, quandary, mystification, guesswork, conjecture,… …

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  • 19 uncertainty — noun Date: 14th century 1. the quality or state of being uncertain ; doubt 2. something that is uncertain Synonyms: uncertainty, doubt, dubiety, skepticism, suspicion, mistrust mean lack of sureness about someone or something. uncertainty may… …

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  • 20 Uncertainty — You may be uncertain why uncertainty deserves a place in a medical dictionary but some would say that uncertainty is a key element in medicine. The core predicament of medicine the thing that makes being a patient so wrenching, being a doctor so… …

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