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tentative

[ten′tətiv]
Etymology: L, tentare, to touch
not final or definite, such as an experimental finding that has not been validated.

tentative

(tĕn′tă-tĭv) [L. tentativus, feel, try]
1. Rel. to a diagnosis subject to change because of insufficient data.
2. Indecisive.

tentative,

adj not final or definite, such as an experimental or clinical finding that has not been validated.
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When creationists advocate "teaching the controversy" (or affixing warning labels on textbooks), they implicitly appeal to a principle of uncertainty, or tentativeness in science.
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One could make a good case for Ursula as the novel's emergent "center," her childhood, initial tentativeness, and frequently bruising growth towards selfhood during her affair with Anton and her quest for authenticity during the twentieth century's first days.
We may even treasure this tentativeness as a therapeutic tool in creating opportunity for the patient to discover clarity about what he or she wants.
Investors shook off early tentativeness to push both bourses higher toward the close, shrugging off lower markets in Asia and Europe.
At times, the book is weakened by the authors' tentativeness, raising complex issues without indicating how they might resolve them.
If he gets tentative and starts passing up shooting opportunities, then that's tentativeness I don't like to see.
There will be a certain amount of tentativeness to start off with, but I think things could come back to normal within a few months.
Shakespeare wants his actors to share in the surprise and tentativeness of real life.