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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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Nordic Journalism Students Entering an Age of Uncertainity") presents results from a large-scale survey project, the Hovdabrekka project.
Salvino, "Bayesian model updating approach for systematic damage detection of plate-type structures," in Topics in Model Validation and Uncertainity Quantification, vol.
THE US SUPREME COURT JUDGEMENT ON GENE PATENTING AND LEGAL UNCERTAINITY
In order to quantify the uncertainity of each DEM, the random error topographic attribute map is subtracted from original topographic attribute map to evaluate the impact of DEM inherent errors on computed topographic attributes of slope and aspect.
In many places, for instance, the editor has 'corrected' features that reflect an orthographical uncertainity and that are typical of the time, as she herself acknowledges (26-30).
Another major question in the wake of 'Brexit' is the uncertainity on the fate of British Prime Minister David Cameron, reports the Guardian.
This uncertainity has resulted in fixed income investors demanding wider spreads for outstanding issues in GCC region.
But, by juxtaposing the rise and fall of a regional party with the unpredictable lives of people from two opposing sides of the spectrum, Amar Mudi adds an element of uncertainity that pulls the reader in from the word go.
The principle political risk to ongoing stability is the ill health of the current Zambian President, but with the elections in 2016 there is still ample time before political uncertainity.
Romania Power Distance 90 Individualism 30 Masculinity 42 Uncertainity Avoidance 90 Pragmatism 52 Indulgence 20 Note: Table made from bar graph.
Analysis of uncertainity. The standard deviations of the estimation errors for the different interpolation surfaces are shown in Table 5 and can be used to assess the uncertainty in the predictions.
Detection of left ventricular thrombus (LVT) by 2-D echocardiography: Sensitivity, specificity and causes of uncertainity. Circulation 1982; 66: 156-65.