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uncertainty

(ŭn″sĕrt′ăn-tē)
The state of being uncertain; feelings of doubt, ambiguity.

uncertainty,

n 1., principle in quantum physics; states that simultaneously knowing both the position and the momentum of a particle is impossible.
2., the state of medical decision making for many condi-tions and situations.
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Instead we need to add the standard uncertainty of a data acquisition system ([u.
Another aspect of the cultural background related to Taiwanese college students' career uncertainty is the educational system in Taiwan.
The purpose of this paper is to develop an uncertainty estimate for NIST force measurements, based on an examination of the various uncertainty contributors that apply to the present primary force standard facilities.
The [beta] distribution (585 + 1, 3,964 - 585 + 1) was used to describe uncertainty around the F2 point value.
In general, the word uncertainty relates to the general concept of doubt but, on contrary, knowledge and expression of uncertainty of measurement imply increased confidence in the validity of a measurement result.
In a decision environment characterized by risk and uncertainty, timing of decisions and management time are critical to effective decision-making.
In experiments, at least two rhesus monkeys and one bottlenose dolphin have shown signs that they experience uncertainty when trying to make difficult perceptual distinctions or to recall hazy memories, says psychologist John David Smith of the State University of New York at Buffalo.
The poem, Shawcross maintains, helps readers live in uncertainty by showing that choices, as such, may well be beside the point, that life frequently offers not "either/or" but "this and that" (107).
MPOs are increasingly affected by the growing complexity and uncertainty of their environments.
It was probable the loss resulting from resolution of the uncertainty would have a material effect on the financial statements.
The uncertainty can hence be lowered by increasing D and reducing its variation [DELTA]D.