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uncertainty

noun
 
 
/ʌnˈsɜːtənti/
[C or U] the feeling of not being sure what will happen in the future: The rule changes are complicated and cause uncertainty for workers and headaches for employers. At a time of economic uncertainty, risk taking can seem particularly difficult. There are uncertainties that loom over commodities prices.uncertainty about/over When there is uncertainty about financing, then private equity is not so quick to make deals.
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