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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 purpose of the present study was to explore the sources and experiences of career uncertainties perceived by college students in Taiwan.
Following that are discussions of the uncertainties associated with the realization of force (Sec.
If animals are aware of anything, the many uncertainties that are critical for survival must often require conscious attention," Griffin reasoned.
Ultimately, the uncertainties of the poem locate the most significant action in the readers.
7] While the practice of medicine may be characterized by continual attempts to reduce uncertainties through clinical pathways and practice guidelines, physicians seek to deal with medical care uncertainties primarily through colleague networks and partners in practice who may serve as problem-solving collaborators or as consultants and referral specialists.
A brief review of uncertainties paragraphs may help clarify why the reporting standards were changed.
Although the SEC believed this approach generally worked well, it issued a release in 1987 that solicited comments on a number of MD&A issues, including whether the disclosures went far enough with respect to disclosure about risks and uncertainties.
high quality requirements, lack of commercial manufacturing experience, dependence on third-party manufacturers, suppliers and collaborators, competition, uncertainties associated with intellectual property, loss of key personnel, uncertainties associated with market acceptance and adequacy of reimbursement, technological change and government regulation, and other risks and challenges detailed in the Company's filings with the U.
The outputs of a statistical analysis of the data from a CIPM key comparison are the key comparison reference value, the degrees of equivalence, and their associated uncertainties.
NIST's policy is to closely follow international guidelines in terminology for expressing both the uncertainties of measured quantities and the units of physical quantities.