un certainty

uncertainty

[uhn-sur-tn-tee]
noun, plural uncertainties for 2.
1.
the state of being uncertain; doubt; hesitancy: His uncertainty gave impetus to his inquiry.
2.
an instance of uncertainty, doubt, etc.
3.
unpredictability; indeterminacy; indefiniteness.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English uncerteynte; see un-1, certainty


1. hesitation, irresolution, indecision, ambivalence.
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uncertainty (ʌnˈsɜːtəntɪ)
 
n , pl -ties
1.  Also called: uncertainness the state or condition of being uncertain
2.  an uncertain matter, contingency, etc

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