circle of uncertainty

circle of uncertainty

[′sər·kəl əv ən′sərt·ən·tē]
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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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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There is a circle of uncertainty around the region which provides much food for thought for those who want to think about the next 50 years.
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. Businesses are reluctant to return to the region because they fear their customers and workers won't return.