Etymology
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uncertainty (n.)

late 14c., from uncertain + -ty.

updated on September 27, 2012

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Definitions of uncertainty from WordNet

uncertainty (n.)
being unsettled or in doubt or dependent on chance;
the uncertainty of the outcome
Synonyms: uncertainness / precariousness
uncertainty (n.)
the state of being unsure of something;
Synonyms: doubt / incertitude / dubiety / doubtfulness / dubiousness
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