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English definition of “certain”

certain

determiner     /ˈsɜː.tən/ US  /ˈsɝː-/
B1 particular but not named or described: We have certain reasons for our decision, which have to remain confidential. Do you think war is justifiable in certain circumstances? Certain members of the audience may disagree with what I'm about to say.Particular and individual a certain B2 used before a noun when it is difficult to describe something exactly or give its exact amount: The song has a certain appeal, but I'm not sure what it is.Particular and individual
(Definition of certain determiner from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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