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uncertainty

[¦ən′sərt·ən·tē]
(science and technology)
The estimated amount by which an observed or calculated value may depart from the true value.
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Tm] are relative standard uncertainties of measurement of corrected volume, uncorrected volume, compressibility at standard conditions, compressibility at line conditions, pressure at standard conditions, pressure at line conditions, temperature at standard conditions, and temperature at line conditions respectively.
The authors examined career-related uncertainties perceived by college students in Taiwan.
The uncertainty of the realization of force for the national deadweight force standards at NIST is discussed, as well as the uncertainties associated with NIST's voltage-ratio measuring instruments and with the characteristics of transducers being calibrated.
All uncertainty contributors for the cure characteristic measuring parameters being calculated above are relative uncertainties.
In this view, only we creatures with a gift for gab can truly appreciate life's uncertainties and wallow in self-doubt.
Drawing on a career of distinguished Milton scholarship, Shawcross presents "an approach to the text that reifies both the world of the poem and the uncertainties of the world of the poem as not only reader-available but writer-created" (1).
Mechanistic systems are ideal for organizations operating in fairly stable environments with limited work-flow and task uncertainties.
58 to delete the requirement that when certain criteria are met relating to uncertainties, an auditor must include an explanatory paragraph after the opinion paragraph in an auditor's report on financial statements.
Such statements are based on management's expectations and are subject to certain factors, risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results, outcome of events, timing and performance to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements.
c] with uncertainties as shown on the right hand side of Table 1.
Its principal focus, however, is on improving disclosures pertaining to currently known trends, events, and uncertainties that might impact the financial statements in the future ("prospective information").