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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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The worseing of law and order situation and making up political uncertainity dangerously influenced the stock prices.
1991, Weighing Goods: Equality, Uncertainity and Time, Black-well, Oxford.
Mike Clancy, deputy general secretary of the union, said: "Yet more energy professionals now face uncertainity and worry about their future.
When a criteria is uncertain, individuals can eliminate the uncertainity of the evaluation criteria by making social comparisons, while evaluating their own opinions, abilities, and performance.
The veil of economic uncertainity is expected to lift over the next one or two years, but indications reveal that growth may be restrained over the next five years.
The Italian does not want to disrupt his side but the uncertainity around Cole is proving a major pre-season problem.
Following standard guidelines for the expression of uncertainity published elsewhere (8), (9), the uncertainties listed in the tables in this work are classified in Type A and Type B according to the method used to evaluate them.
Climate change and forests of the future: managing in the face of uncertainity.
In his description of the 'awakening' of 1804 among Northern Labrador Inuit (a period of accelerated Inuit conversions to Christianity), Rompkey describes the possible role that Moravian education may have played in causing the 'awakening' before admitting his own uncertainity about cause (p.
Good Practice Guidance and Uncertainity Management in National Greenhouse Gas Inventories.
Thus, yet another woman manager has begun her career with frustration and uncertainity.
1995) "Foreign Direct Investment, Exchange Rate Volatility and Demand Uncertainity.