noun, plural cer·tain·ties.
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OTHER WORDS FROM certaintynon·cer·tain·ty, noun, plural non·cer·tain·ties.
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH certaintycertainty , certitude
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It’s time to establish the regulatory certainty to extract and trade space resources.NASA will pay for moon rocks excavated by private companies|Neel Patel|September 10, 2020|MIT Technology Review
“It’s time for regulatory certainty to extract and trade space resources,” Bridenstine said in a tweet.NASA wants to buy moon rocks from anyone who can fund their own space trip|Verne Kopytoff|September 10, 2020|Fortune
There are simply too many factors for anyone to offer certainty.Four questions to ask before going back to the office|Lila MacLellan|August 9, 2020|Quartz
Although we noted that a 60-game season wouldn’t offer much less certainty than a 162-game campaign usually does, it’s also true that a sample of 60 games can be unrepresentative of how good a team actually is.Bad Teams May Be Posing As Good Teams In A 60-Game Baseball Season|Neil Paine (firstname.lastname@example.org)|August 7, 2020|FiveThirtyEight
When your opponent played rock or paper with equal probability, you knew with certainty they wouldn’t play scissors, and that meant if you played paper you couldn’t lose.
Absent a body, no one can say with absolute certainty whether Castro is dead, even if all signs point in that direction.
It is a near certainty that jailed gays and lesbians face horrifying violence in prison.
And he says that with something he does share with Christopher—a tone of absolute, self-assured certainty.
He criticized rather than praised the merits of powerful government, but he did so with unequivocal certainty.
Kundera sees fiction as a realm of many partial truths, its only certainty “the wisdom of uncertainty.”
It's a certainty that they will be captured if they spend that money at any trading-post within our jurisdiction.Raw Gold|Bertrand W. Sinclair
I wouldn't part for a second with the certainty that I am the biggest figure in young England to-day.Ancestors|Gertrude Atherton
When an article is written, the financial reward (and we may as well live as not) is a matter of certainty.First Plays|A. A. Milne
The length of the fibre, moreover, cannot be determined with any absolute certainty from the thickness of the vein.Asbestos|Robert H. Jones
It was not my good fortune to be allowed to follow up my plans, which almost warranted a certainty of success.Life of Richard Trevithick, Volume II (of 2)|Francis Trevithick