circle of uncertainty

circle of uncertainty

[′sər·kəl əv ən′sərt·ən·tē]
(navigation)
A circle having as its center a position and as its radius the probable error of the position; the percent of the probable error must be specified error; it is a circle within which a craft is considered to be located.
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Alan Garcia, the Peruvian president and the summit's host, said: "We have agreed on this firm statement that will break the vicious circle of uncertainty and we are going to fight this crisis to the bitter end.
In addition to needing flood protection and basic infrastructure, which only the government can provide, rebuilding is being blocked by a vicious circle of uncertainty.