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English definition of “uncertainty”

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 .
(Definition of uncertainty noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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