incertitude

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n incertitude the state of being unsure of something
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Incertitude Uncertainty; doubtfulness; doubt. "The incertitude and instability of this life.""He fails . . . from mere incertitude or irresolution."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n incertitude The state or condition of being uncertain; doubtfulness; uncertainty arising from doubt or hesitation.
    • n incertitude Obscurity; indefiniteness.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Incertitude want of certainty
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. incertitude, LL. incertitudo, fr. L. incertus,. See Incertain

Usage

In literature:

His parents were already there living in sorrow, incertitude, and apprehension.
"Tales Of Hearsay" by Joseph Conrad
Also, convincement may grow into certainty as the evidence to support it becomes altogether incertitude.
"The Price" by Francis Lynde
The incertitude which existed as to whether the strange vessel was an enemy or not created great excitement.
"Percival Keene" by Frederick Marryat
Merely from habit, I again repaired to the White Horse, and concluded my nineteenth natal day in incertitude, solitude, and misery.
"Rattlin the Reefer" by Edward Howard
While in this incertitude, he remembered his juggling, or rather his dream.
"The Myth of Hiawatha, and Other Oral Legends, Mythologic and Allegoric, of the North American Indians" by Henry R. Schoolcraft
Slowly, softly, the grey incertitude begins to flower with their lights, each window a little silent prayer.
"Nights in London" by Thomas Burke
Clarke was truly in a pitiable state of incertitude and despair.
"The Tyranny of the Dark" by Hamlin Garland
But incertitude strengthened resolve, and she never intended to be Lady Reggie Hastings.
"The Green Carnation" by Robert Smythe Hichens
Then would anxiety, incertitude, and disconsolation possess the bosom of Melissa, until dissipated by his safe return.
"Alonzo and Melissa" by Daniel Jackson, Jr.
Your words relieve me from a state of incertitude.
"Fathers and Children" by Ivan Sergeevich Turgenev
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In poetry:

The years' incertitude and
The dirty white fates trickling
Blackly down the necessary years
Define no attitude to the present winter,
No mood to the cold matter.
"A Pauper" by Allen Tate

In science:

In other words, even a very small incertitude on the initial condition leads to a total loss of knowledge after a characteristic time τ .
Complex Systems: a Physicist's Viewpoint
In CB analysis usually a much higher incertitude of the order of few percent ([1 − 5]%) is introduced by stochastic process and template space quantization.
cuInspiral: prototype gravitational waves detection pipeline fully coded on GPU using CUDA
This allows us to estimate the critical excluded fraction θc = 0.441(2) (where the digit in parenthesis indicates incertitude).
Anomalous subdiffusion due to obstacles : A critical survey
This value can be considered as an average incertitude of our calculated frequencies.
First-principles study of lithium-doped carbon clathrates under pressure
Care must be taken not to introduce additional time jitter during the processes of coding, transmission and decoding, as a large incertitude on the arrival time will lead to a loss of temporal coherence and hence to a superposition of the satellite and the central coincidence peaks.
Long-distance Bell-type tests using energy-time entangled photons
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