from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The fact, quality, or state of being certain: the certainty of death.
- n. Something that is clearly established or assured: "On the field of battle there are no certainties” ( Tom Clancy).
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The state of being certain.
- n. An instance of being certain.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The quality, state, or condition, of being certain.
- n. A fact or truth unquestionable established.
- n. Clearness; freedom from ambiguity; lucidity.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The quality or fact of being certain, fixed, determinate, or sure; the possession, as by a judgment or proposition, of certain marks which place it in the class of true propositions; exemption from failure or liability to fail; infallibility; inevitability: as, the certainty of an event, or of the success of a remedy.
- n. A clearly established fact, truth, or state; that which is positively ascertained, demonstrated, or intuitively known, or which cannot be questioned.
- n. That which is sure to be or occur; an assured event or result; an unerring forecast.
- n. Full assurance of mind; exemption from doubt; certitude.
- n. Same as certain, 3.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the state of being certain
- n. something that is certain
Middle English surety, from Anglo-Norman certeinté, from Old French certeineté, from Vulgar Latin *certanitas, from Latin certus (Wiktionary)