the state of being certain.
something certain; an assured fact.
Idioms about certainty
for / of a certainty, certainly; without a doubt: I suspect it, but I don't know it for a certainty.
- non·cer·tain·ty, noun, plural non·cer·tain·ties.
- certainty , certitude
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How to use certainty in a sentence
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 (email@example.com) | 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.An Informant, a Missing American, and Juarez’s House of Death: Inside the 12-Year Cold Case of David Castro | Bill Conroy | January 6, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
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
British Dictionary definitions for certainty
the condition of being certain
something established as certain or inevitable
for a certainty without doubt
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