Definition of 'uncertainty'
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There is a good deal of uncertainty about the exact path of the hurricane. Times, Sunday Times (2016)This sector could be one of the few to see an upside from the current economic uncertainty. Times, Sunday Times (2016)That consideration is uncertainty about the supply of men. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Some councils have stopped penalising parents because of uncertainty about the legal situation. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It comes after warning in July that economic and political uncertainty could hit earnings. The Sun (2016)International investors have been quitting sterling assets since the referendum in June because of economic uncertainty. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Before the poll, some economists had been concerned that political and economic uncertainty after a vote to leave would depress consumer spending. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Mainly I think people are just taking their time to readjust, following a long period of uncertainty. Times, Sunday Times (2016)After a year of the unexpected, the one prediction that can be made with confidence is that British businesses will face continued change and uncertainty. Times, Sunday Times (2017)What could be the advantages of accepting a little more uncertainty into your life? Times, Sunday Times (2013)Uncertainty in any industry cannot be good. The Sun (2014)The plans are subject to great political uncertainties. Infinite in All Directions (1989)We are also more likely to follow the crowd in periods of uncertainty. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Was the uncertainty not making things worse? Times, Sunday Times (2014)Risk implies an element of doubt and uncertainty. Christianity Today (2000)This may be especially true at times of great economic uncertainty. Times, Sunday Times (2014)This stress is compounded by the uncertainties which surround life in prison. The Prisons We Deserve (1994)The move will help to lift a cloud of uncertainty over the industry. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The openings came amid fresh political uncertainty in the country. Times, Sunday Times (2008)It only takes a moment of doubt or uncertainty to put a fella off his stride. The Sun (2009)The precondition of politics this year will be economic uncertainty. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Uncertainty about jobs and incomes meant that there was a continued focus on essentials. Times, Sunday Times (2012)In the standard model investors are concerned exclusively with the amount and uncertainty of their future wealth. Principles of Corporate Finance (1991)Think deeply before you give up your comfortable life for the uncertainty of youthful life and love. The Sun (2007)The discount is explained by the huge uncertainty in the industry. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The first casualty of political uncertainty is our currency. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Despite the uncertainties one thing seems guaranteed. Times, Sunday Times (2007)It added that constrained mortgage lending and the continued economic uncertainty meant it remained cautious about future prospects. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Her love sonnets imply a period of uncertainty and anguish, followed by resignation. Words Of Love: Passionate Women from Heloise to Sylvia Plath (2006)The dramatic deterioration came with Greek debt talks mired in continued uncertainty. Times, Sunday Times (2012)I was now much happier because it seemed our period of uncertainty was about to end. Broken Lives (1993)
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Translations for 'uncertainty'
British English: uncertainty /ʌnˈsɜːtntɪ/ NOUN
Uncertainty is a state of doubt about the future or about what is the right thing to do.
...a time of political uncertainty.
- American English: uncertainty
- Arabic: عَدَمُ التَأَكُّد
- Brazilian Portuguese: incerteza
- Chinese: 无确定因素
- Croatian: neizvjesnost
- Czech: nejistota
- Danish: uvished
- Dutch: onzekerheid
- European Spanish: incertidumbre
- Finnish: epävarmuus
- French: incertitude
- German: Ungewissheit
- Greek: αβεβαιότητα
- Italian: incertezza
- Japanese: 不確実
- Korean: 불확실
- Norwegian: usikkerhet
- Polish: niepewność
- European Portuguese: incerteza
- Romanian: incertitudine
- Russian: неопределенность
- Spanish: incertidumbre
- Swedish: osäkerhet
- Thai: ความไม่แน่นอน
- Turkish: belirsizlik
- Ukrainian: невпевненість
- Vietnamese: sự không chắc chắn
Definition of uncertainty from the Collins English Dictionary
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