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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Certainty  \Cer"tain*ty\,  n.;  pl  {Certainties}.  [OF. 
  certainet['e].] 
  1.  The  quality,  state,  or  condition,  of  being  certain. 
 
  The  certainty  of  punishment  is  the  truest  security 
  against  crimes.  --Fisher  Ames. 
 
  2.  A  fact  or  truth  unquestionable  established. 
 
  Certainties  are  uninteresting  and  sating.  --Landor. 
 
  3.  (Law)  Clearness;  freedom  from  ambiguity;  lucidity. 
 
  {Of  a  certainty},  certainly. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  certainty 
  n  1:  the  state  of  being  certain:  "his  certainty  reassured  the 
  others"  [ant:  {doubt}] 
  2:  something  that  is  certain;  "his  victory  is  a  certainty" 
  [ant:  {uncertainty}] 




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