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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 same typical uncertainties are applied for Pressure Factor Metering (PFM) for set pressures of 2 psig, 5 psig, 10 psig etc.
Instead, we scrutinized the data collected in this study in order to propose a hypothetical model describing the career uncertainties experienced by Taiwanese college students.
The uncertainty in this force is dependent upon the uncertainties in the measured values of the mass, gravitational acceleration, and the ratio of the air and weight densities, which are discussed respectively in Secs.
Not only do uncertainties exist, but also the tasks themselves are interdependent.
Some users therefore believed the uncertainties paragraph communicated information in addition to that disclosed in the footnotes.
forecasts), it does require that companies disclose presently known trends, events, and uncertainties that have had or are reasonably expected to have material effects on a company's financial position and results of operations.
The purpose of a CIPM key comparison is to establish the key comparison reference value (1), the degrees of equivalence (2), and their associated uncertainties on the basis of the data provided by the participants.
The uncertainty of an experiment is a result of the individual uncertainties of each part of the experiment that may add error to the result.
The values of the estimated systematic error (or deviation from nominal), together with their a ssociated uncertainties may be expressed in a table, calibration curve, or other means of documentation.
The uncertainties shown were determined in the same way as in Fig.
By their nature, these forward-looking statements are necessarily based upon a number of estimates and assumptions that, while considered reasonable by management, are inherently subject to significant, known and unknown, business, economic, competitive and other risks, uncertainties and other factors affecting Royal Group specifically or its industry generally that could cause the Company's actual performance, achievements and financial results to differ materially from past results and from those expressed in any forward-looking statements made by or on behalf of the Company.