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  • 1 in a state of uncertainty — index contingent, indeterminate, pending (unresolved), provisional Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 2 Uncertainty — For the film of the same name, see Uncertainty (film). Certainty series Agnosticism Belief Certainty Doubt Determinism Epistemology …

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  • 3 Uncertainty — You may be uncertain why uncertainty deserves a place in a medical dictionary but some would say that uncertainty is a key element in medicine. The core predicament of medicine the thing that makes being a patient so wrenching, being a doctor so… …

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  • 4 State (disambiguation) — State or The State may refer to:Government* A sovereign political entity ** State ** Unitary state ** Nation state ** State (law), a well defined jurisdiction, with its own set of laws and courts. *State (country subdivision), a non sovereign… …

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  • 5 Uncertainty — Un*cer tain*ty, n.; pl. {Uncertainties}. [1913 Webster] 1. The quality or state of being uncertain. [1913 Webster] 2. That which is uncertain; something unknown. [1913 Webster] Our shepherd s case is every man s case that quits a moral certainty… …

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  • 6 Uncertainty principle — In quantum physics, the Heisenberg uncertainty principle states that locating a particle in a small region of space makes the momentum of the particle uncertain; and conversely, that measuring the momentum of a particle precisely makes the… …

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  • 7 uncertainty principle — Physics. the principle of quantum mechanics, formulated by Heisenberg, that the accurate measurement of one of two related, observable quantities, as position and momentum or energy and time, produces uncertainties in the measurement of the other …

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  • 8 uncertainty — noun Date: 14th century 1. the quality or state of being uncertain ; doubt 2. something that is uncertain Synonyms: uncertainty, doubt, dubiety, skepticism, suspicion, mistrust mean lack of sureness about someone or something. uncertainty may… …

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  • 9 State responsibility — The laws of state responsibility are the principles governing when and how a state is held responsible for a breach of an international obligation. Rather than set forth any particular obligations, the rules of state responsibility determine, in… …

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  • 10 uncertainty — /un serr tn tee/, n., pl. uncertainties for 2. 1. the state of being uncertain; doubt; hesitancy: His uncertainty gave impetus to his inquiry. 2. an instance of uncertainty, doubt, etc. 3. unpredictability; indeterminacy; indefiniteness. [1350… …

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  • 11 Coherent state — In quantum mechanics a coherent state is a specific kind of quantum state of the quantum harmonic oscillator whose dynamics most closely resemble the oscillating behaviour of a classical harmonic oscillator system. It was the first example of… …

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  • 12 Measurement uncertainty — In metrology, measurement uncertainty is a non negative parameter characterizing the dispersion of the values attributed to a measured quantity. The uncertainty has a probabilistic basis and reflects incomplete knowledge of the quantity. All… …

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  • 13 Anxiety/Uncertainty Management — (AUM) is a theory developed by Dr. William B. Gudykunst in an attempt to define what makes up effective communication. Gudykunst’s research began in 1985 using existing theories as a starting point. Specifically, the existing research of… …

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  • 14 Cone of Uncertainty — In project management, the Cone of Uncertainty describes the evolution of the amount of uncertainty during a project. At the beginning of a project, comparatively little is known about the product or work results, and so estimates are subject to… …

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  • 15 Squeezed coherent state — In physics, a squeezed coherent state is any state of the quantum mechanical Hilbert space such that the uncertainty principle is saturated. That is, the product of the corresponding two operators takes on its minimum value::Delta x Delta p =… …

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  • 16 Persistent vegetative state — ICD 9 780.03 MeSH D018458 A persistent vegetative state is a disorder of consciousness in which patients with severe brain damage who were in a coma, progress to a state of partial …

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  • 17 California State Polytechnic University, Pomona — This article is about the university in Pomona, California. For the university in San Luis Obispo, California, see California Polytechnic State University. For the liberal arts college in Claremont, California, see Pomona College. California… …

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  • 18 Quantum state — In quantum physics, a quantum state is a mathematical object that fully describes a quantum system. One typically imagines some experimental apparatus and procedure which prepares this quantum state; the mathematical object then reflects the… …

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  • 19 History of Ball State University — The History of Ball State University predates Ball State University s public funding era by almost two decades. Previous educational institutions operated at the intersection of University and McKinley avenues before 1918. They were neither… …

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  • 20 Condoleezza Rice's tenure as Secretary of State — Rice signs official papers after receiving the oath of office during her ceremonial swearing in at the Department of State. Watching on are, from left, Laura Bush, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, President George W. Bush and an unidentified family… …

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