Definition of uncertainty in English:


Line breaks: un|cer¦tain¦ty
Pronunciation: /ʌnˈsəːt(ə)nti
, -tɪnti/

noun (plural uncertainties)

[mass noun]
1The state of being uncertain: times of uncertainty and danger
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  • Perhaps this is explained because at times of uncertainty and change there is a degree of comfort in the past.
  • Lesser goals will be blown off course in an environment of uncertainty and constant change.
  • This is especially so in a profession where there is inherent unpredictability and uncertainty.
1.1 [count noun] (usually uncertainties) Something that is uncertain or that causes one to feel uncertain: financial uncertainties
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  • Odd tensions and feelings and questions and uncertainties and so on abound in my little head.
  • Despite the various uncertainties surrounding it, it would be unwise to rule out this possibility.
  • There are uncertainties surrounding the determination of the annual maintenance cost.

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