Jonny looked up, uncertainty crossing his face.
There is great uncertainty in regard to his life.
There was no uncertainty about dying.
Fear and uncertainty crossed her features.
To eliminate this source of uncertainty these metals were employed as compressed powders.
The difficulties in the way of solving it are very great, and up to the present time the best authorities are not agreed as to the result, the effect of half a century of research having been merely to reduce the uncertainty within continually narrower limits.
Her breathing quickened even further, uncertainty in her gaze.
I don't sense any feeling of uncertainty or anguish.
There is also some uncertainty as to the actual temperature of the grating when in use.
The much-debated Corn Laws, after undergoing various modifications, and proving the fruitful source of business uncertainty, social discontent and angry partisanship, were finally abolished in 1846, although the act was not consummated until three years later.
"I don't know," she said, a familiar tremor of uncertainty fluttering through her.
The uncertainty of this mass impairs the accuracy of the method.
But … she heard the uncertainty in his voice.
She was watching him, fear and uncertainty on her features.
In areas of uncertainty, we form our opinions on the basis of assumptions in other parts of our life.
499, and elsewhere) and in Hesiod (Works and Days, 338), there is some uncertainty whether they were incense offerings at all, and if so, whether they were ever offered alone, and not always in conjunction with animal sacrifices.
The chief uncertainty is as to whether he knew Justin's Syntagma, and also as to whether he had access to the Philosophumena of Hippolytus in their complete form.
During the first six years of federation there were five ministries; the tenure of office under the threeyearly system was naturally uncertain, and this uncertainty was reflected in the proposals of whatever ministry was in office.
Aside from the anticipation of locating Jeffrey Byrne and the uncertainty surrounding it, Dean felt pretty damn good.
Lana watched him approach, the same uncertainty on her features.
He seemed lost for a second then focused on her once more, the uncertainty fading.
Most dissipation results are exposed to considerable uncertainty on these grounds.
There is uncertainty as to both the date of the poet's birth and the manner of his death.
There is much uncertainty about the early theological history of the sect, but it is probable that Mack and his followers were influenced by both the Greek Catholics and the Waldensians.
There are sources of uncertainty in the instrument itself.
The uncertainty with which the results are affected depends chiefly upon the imperfect contact between the bar and the yoke and also between the ends of the divided bar.
As he was being led up to some object he noticed a hesitation and uncertainty among his conductors.
"I don't want to talk about it," she said, but with a tremor of uncertainty.
The principal points of uncertainty, due to gaps in the text, concern the length of Dynasties IV.
Some uncertainty may be felt whether pantheism should rank as a theism.
There was an interval of uncertainty, with at any rate titular bishops, till 1592.
The special function of this organ has been a source of controversy during the past few years, and much uncertainty still exists as to its true nature.
In answer to Toll, Paulucci suggested an advance and an attack, which, he urged, could alone extricate us from the present uncertainty and from the trap (as he called the Drissa camp) in which we were situated.
Many Anglican bishops (amongst them the archbishop of York and most of his suffragans) felt so doubtful as to the wisdom of such an assembly that they refused to attend it, and Dean Stanley declined to allow Westminster Abbey to be used for the closing service, giving as his reasons the partial character of the assembly, uncertainty as to the effect of its measures and "the presence of prelates not belonging to our Church."
In fact, he seemed lost in a sea of uncertainty.
Illegitimate doubt is the uncertainty of the doubter as to whether he has examined the whole of the evidence.
In the magnetic balance of du Bois (Magnetic Circuit, p. 346) the uncertainty arising from the presence of a joint is avoided, the force measured being that exerted between two pieces of iron separated from each other by a narrow air-gap of known width.
Owing to the uncertainty of the periodical rains in Cutch, the country is liable to severe famines, and it has suffered greatly from plague.
As regards the jus vetus, therefore, the judges and practitioners of Justinian's time had two terrible difficulties to contend with - first, the bulk of the law, which made it impossible for any one to be sure that he possessed anything like the whole of the authorities bearing on the point in question, so that he was always liable to find his opponent quoting against him some authority for which he could not be prepared; and, secondly, the uncertainty of the law, there being a great many important points on which differing opinions of equal legal validity might be cited, so that the practising counsel could not advise, nor the judge decide, with any confidence that he was right, or that a superior court would uphold his view.
Volumetric methods are used, but the uncertainty of the end of the reaction has led to the suggestion of special indicators, or of determining the amount of cuprous oxide gravimetrically.
The most careful determinations are affected by systematic errors arising from those diurnal and annual changes of temperature, the effect of which cannot be wholly eliminated in astronomical observation; and the recently discovered variation of latitude has introduced a new element of uncertainty into the determination.
Chemists gradually tired of the notion of atomic weights on account of the uncertainty which surrounded them; and the suggestion made by W.
On the other hand, in the case of less regular deposits, including most metalliferous veins, and especially those of the precious metals, the uncertainty is often very great, and it is sometimes necessary to work on a small scale for months before any considerable expenditure of money is justified.
It is a matter of uncertainty what part, if any, Wycliffe himself took in the work.
Its principal, though perhaps least obvious advantage, consists in its being entirely independent of astronomical tables, or indeed of any celestial phenomena whatever; so that all chances of disagreement arising from the inevitable errors of tables, or the uncertainty of observation, are avoided, and Easter determined without the possibility of mistake.
The "Unionists" were successful in the elections of 1851 and 1852, but the feeling of uncertainty engendered in the south by the passage of the Kansas-Nebraska Bill and the course of the slavery agitation after 1852 led the State Democratic convention of 1856 to revive the "Alabama Platform"; and when the "Alabama Platform" failed to secure the formal approval of the Democratic National convention at Charleston, South Carolina, in 1860, the Alabama delegates, followed by those of the other cotton "states," withdrew.
Even the position of the Solomon Islands was now in uncertainty, for the Spaniards, fearing lest they should lose the benefits expected to accrue from these discoveries, kept secret the narratives of Mendana and Quiros.
When James Bradley and Samuel Molyneux entered this sphere of astronomical research in 1725, there consequently prevailed much uncertainty as to whether stellar parallaxes had been observed or not; and it was with the intention of definitely answering this question that these astronomers erected a large telescope at the house of the latter at Kew.
The exact date of the giving of the royal assent, and the question whether this Book received the assent of Convocation, are historical points of difficulty and uncertainty which cannot be treated at length here.
After this time it becomes manifest that, as we should expect, documents were the recognized authorities for the Gospel history; but there is still some uncertainty as to the documents upon which reliance was placed, and the precise estimation in which l For the only two that can be held to be such in the first half of the 2nd century, and the doubts whether they refer to our present Gospels, see Mark, Gospel Of, and Matthew, Gospel Of.
The chief uncertainty in declination observations, at any rate at a fixed observatory, lies in the variable torsion of the silk suspension, as it is found that, although the fibre may be entirely freed from torsion before beginning the declination observations, yet at the conclusion of these observations a considerable amount of torsion may have appeared.
The Board of Trade was asked to supply full figures, and while its report was awaited the uncertainty of attitude on the part of the government afforded grateful opportunity for opposition mischief-making, since the Liberal party had now the chance of acting as the conservative champions of orthodox economics.
There is a good deal of uncertainty in regard to both the exact position and the numbers of the nobles and freedmen of Tacitus's age.
The uncertainty of sensible data applies equally to the conclusions of reason, and therefore man must be content with probability which is sufficient as a practical guide.
In order to avoid the uncertainty arising from the lack of vowels to distinguish forms consisting of the same consonants (for the vowel-points were not yet invented), the aramaising use of the reflexive conjugations (Hithpa`el, Nithpa`el) for the internal passives (Pu'al, Hoph`al) became common; particles were used to express the genitive and other relations, and in general there was an endeavour to avoid the obscurities of a purely consonantal writing.
After a period of stress and uncertainty, due very largely to the variety of denominational creed and polity, matters assumed an easier condition, the missionaries recognizing the national characteristics and aiming at guidance rather than control.
Partly in consequence of the uncertainty as to the age of these and other rocks, there is considerable difference of opinion as to the structure of the Western Alps.
None of these has been critically edited or translated; and there is much uncertainty as to the exact date of his career, and as to his opinions.
The uncertainty of the text has affected both English versions unfavourably.
The emissivity really depends on every variety of condition, such as the size, shape and position of the surface, as well as on its nature; it varies with the rate of cooling, as well as with the temperature excess, and it is generally so difficult to calculate, or to treat in any simple manner, that it forms the greatest source of uncertainty in all experimental investigations in which it occurs.
The, chief uncertainty in applying this method appears to have arisen from variations of temperature at different parts of the surface, due to inequalities in the heating or cooling effect of the stream of water flowing over the surfaces.
The employment of the tube form evades one of the chief difficulties of the plate method, namely, the uncertainty of the flow at the boundary of the area considered.
The chief uncertainty of this method is the area from which the heat is collected, which probably exceeds that of the central column, owing to the disturbance of the linear flow by the projecting bulb of the calorimeter.
385-484), was designed, as the sub-title declared, to lower the pride of geometrical professors by showing that there was no less uncertainty and error in their works than in those of physical or ethical writers.
The session of 1878, therefore, opened with a feeling of great uncertainty.
There was, however, Iorship of no change in the principles of government or avowed Count von change in policy; some uncertainty of direction and Caprivi.
Believers could be in no uncertainty as to which of two contradictory passages remained in force; and they might still find edification in that which had become obsolete.
There is much uncertainty as to the influence of atropine on the secretions of the stomach, intestines, liver, pancreas and kidneys, and it is not possible to make any definite statement, save that in all probability the activities of the nerves innervating the glandcells in these organs are reduced, though they are certainly not arrested, as in the other cases.
Within each class the flower-characters as the essential feature of Angiosperms supply the clue to phylogeny, but the uncertainty regarding the construction of the primitive angiospermous flower gives a fundamental point of divergence in attempts to construct progressive sequences of the families.
In this branch too of the law there existed some, though a less formidable, uncertainty; for there were constitutions which practically, if not formally, repealed or superseded others without expressly mentioning them, so that a man who relied on one constitution might find that it had been varied or abrogated by another he had never heard of or on whose sense he had not put such a construction.
1 It may be added that the double system of accentuation ofthe Decalogue in the Hebrew Bible seems to preserve traces of the ancient uncertainty concerning the numeration.
A similar uncertainty exists with reference to certain groups of Phaeophyceae, and the matter will thus arise again.
BASILICA, a code of law, drawn up in the Greek language, with a view to putting an end to the uncertainty which prevailed throughout the East Roman empire in the 9th century as to the authorized sources of law.
This uncertainty had been brought about by the conflicting opinions of the jurists of the 6th century as to the proper interpretation to be given to the legislation of the emperor Justinian, from which had resulted a system of teaching which had deprived that legislation of all authority, and the imperial judges at last were at a loss to know by what rules of law they were to regulate their decisions.
An endeavour had been made by the emperor Leo the Isaurian to remedy this evil, but his attempted reform of the law had been rather calculated to increase its uncertainty; and it was reserved for Basil the Macedonian to show himself worthy of the throne, which he had usurped, by purifying the administration of justice and once more reducing the law into an intelligible code.
The most important of these, the sun's mean parallax, was at that time subject to considerable uncertainty.
[A good deal of uncertainty long covered the precise character of their relations.
The gradations which follow are apportioned with some uncertainty amongst the religions of the East.
This method has been very generally recommended, but it is really bad, because, although it diminishes the absolute magnitude of the correction, it greatly increases the uncertainty of it and therefore the probable error of the result.
Among minor difficulties of the method may be mentioned the uncertainty of the thermal capacity of the calorimeter and stirrer, and of the immersed portion of the thermometer.
The advantage of the method is that there is no transference or mixture; the defect is that the whole measurement depends on the assumption that the rate of loss of heat is the same in the two cases, and that any variation in the conditions, or uncertainty in the rate of loss, produces its full effect in the result, whereas in the previous case it would only affect a small correction.
Other sources of uncertainty are, that the rate of loss of heat generally depends to some extent on the rate of fall of temperature, and that it is difficult to take accurate observations do a rapidly falling thermometer.
It is better to use a fairly large calorimeter to diminish the rate of cooling and the uncertainty of the correction for the water equivalent.
If such variations of density exist, they may introduce some uncertainty in the absolute values of results obtained with the ice calorimeter, and may account for some of the discrepancies above enumerated.
Rowland Himself Considered His Results To Be Probably Correct To One Part In 500, And Supposed That The Greatest Uncertainty Lay In The Comparison Of The Scale Of His Mercury Thermometer With The Air Thermometer.
At 30° He Considered That, Owing To The Increasing Magnitude And Uncertainty Of The Radiation Correction, There Fig.
The Uncertainty Due To The Correction For The Water Equivalent Was Minimized By Making It Small (About 27 Grammes) In Comparison With The Water Weight.
Many Of The Uncertainties In The Reduction Of Older Experiments, Such As Those Of Regnault, Arise From Uncertainty In Regard To The Unit In Terms Of Which They Are Expressed, Which Again Depends On The Scale Of The Particular Thermometer Employed In The Investigation.
The Specific Heat Itself Can Be Deduced Only By Differentiating The Curve Of Observation, Which Greatly Increases The Uncertainty.
The Values Of The Total Heat Observed By Regnault, As Reduced By Shaw, Also Show A Very Fair Agreement, Considering The Uncertainty Of The Units.
So Much Uncertainty Still Prevails On This Fundamental Point That It Cannot Be Passed Over Without Reference.
A new committee sat in 1863, and in its report again remarked in no measured terms upon the many and wide differences that still existed in the gaols of Great Britain as regards construction, diet, labour and general discipline, "leading to an inequality, uncertainty and inefficiency of punishment productive of the most prejudicial results."
It appears that the relatively enormous deviations of CaC1 2 from Raoult's law are accounted for on the hypothesis that a=9, but there is a slight uncertainty about the degree of ionization of the strongest solutions at-50° C. Cane-sugar appears to require 5 molecules of water of hydration both at o° C. and at loo° C., whereas KC1 and NaCI take more water at loo° C. than at o° C. The cases considered by Callendar (loc. cit.) are necessarily limited, because the requisite data for strong solutions are comparatively scarce.
Regnault's formula for the total heat is here again seen to be inadmissible, as it would make the latent heat of steam vanish at about 870° C. instead of at 365° C. It should be observed, however, that the assumptions made in deducing the above formulae apply only for moderate pressures, and that the formulae cannot be employed up to the critical point owing to the uncertainty of the variation of the specific heats and the cooling effect Q at high pressures beyond the experimental range.
1902) for the specific heat of water between ioo° and 200° C., we find the values of the difference (d4-dh/9) to be less than one-tenth of do at 200° C. The whole correction is therefore probably of the same order as the uncertainty of the variation of the specific heat itself at these temperatures.
The further argument that the Nostoi recognized a son of Calypso by Ulysses but no son of Circe, consequently that Circe was unknown to the poet of the Nostoi, rests (in the first place) upon a conjectural alteration of a passage in Eustathius, and, moreover, has all the weakness of an argument from silence, in addition to the uncertainty arising from our very slight knowledge of the author whose silence is in question.
To what extent the accusations of profligate morals brought against these reforming sectarians were justified remains doubtful; and the same uncertainty rests upon the alleged iniquities of the Templars.
There is much uncertainty as to the meaning of the name, and as to the time when it became attached to a particular species of nonsense verses.
The shooting of these boys created a feeling of horror throughout the country, and a sensation of uncertainty as to what measures of severity might not be practised in the future if Balmaceda won the day.
This would be merely carrying oyster culture a step farther back, and instead of collecting the newly fixed oysters, to obtain the free larvae in numbers and so insure a fall of spat independently of the uncertainty of natural conditions.
An equal uncertainty reigns with regard to the actual usage of the Church of England from the Reformation onwards.
Its origin has been traced, not without some uncertainty, to Salamon of Estoras, whose sons Peter and Illyes divided their patrimony in 1238.
Owing to the uncertainty of these passages there has been much speculation regarding the original home of the Angli.
But uncertainty as to Bulgarian movements and dispositions was not yet cleared up. In any case, the seizure of the initiative at a moment when the Serbian I.
About him, however, there is considerable uncertainty.
The uncertainty as to the literary structure of the epistle naturally renders it hazardous to infer the character of the Christians who are addressed, but it may be said that the results of the long debate on this point are converging upon the belief that the predominant class in the local church or churches were Gentile Christians, while proselytes must have swelled the ranks to no inconsiderable degree.
It is necessary to say "probably," because the strange uncertainty which rests on so much of his life and writings exists here also.
According to Walton, Donne spent some time in Italy and Spain, and intended to proceed to Palestine, "but at his being in the farthest parts of Italy, the disappointment of company,or of a safe convoy,or the uncertainty of returns of money into those remote parts, denied him that happiness."
The same uncertainty holds good also for Walachia.
It is clear that these results may give a simple key to some puzzling anomalies, and on the other hand, they may throw a measure of uncertainty over absolute determinations of line-of-sight velocities.
Uncertainty in regard to the value of the peso led the compiler to omit the equivalents in U.S. gold, but according to foreign trade returns these totals represent gold values, which at 4s.
But from 1896 onwards the uncertainty of the political position caused a falling off in the number of immigrants, while the emigration figures still continued to grow; thus in 1900 there were 2 9, 848 adult arrivals by sea, as compared with 21,163 departures.
The cost, however - to say nothing of the uncertainty - where large volumes of water are concerned, much exceeds the cost of obtaining initially safe water.
Steelyards are simple, trustworthy and durable, but unless special contrivances are introduced for ascertaining the position of the travelling poise with very great accuracy, there will be a little uncertainty as to the reading, and therefore steelyards are not in general so accurate as scale-beams. When carefully nicked they are well-adapted for weighing out definite quantities of goods, such as i lb, 2 lb, &c., as in such cases there is no question of estimation.
The resulting confusion and uncertainty may be imagined.
Cousin made no reply to Hamilton's criticism beyond alleging that Hamilton's doctrine necessarily restricted human knowledge and certainty to psychology and logic, and destroyed metaphysics by introducing nescience and uncertainty into its highest sphere - theodicy.
for all his dominions, there was considerable uncertainty as to the exact scope of the allegiance which had been demanded and given.
Besides the crypts of Lieberkiihn found throughout the intestinal canal, and the glands of Brunner confined to the duodenum, there are other structures in the mucous membrane, about the nature of which there is still much uncertainty, called " solitary " and " agminated " glands, the latter more commonly known by the name of " Peyer's patches."
As to the Edentata, it is still a matter of uncertainty whether the pangolins (Pholidota) and the ant-bears (Tubulidentata) are rightly referred to an order typically represented by the sloths, anteaters, and armadillos of South and Central America, or whether the two first-named groups have any close relationship with one another.
Much uncertainty prevails with regard to the ancestry of the group as a whole, although some of the earlier South American forms have a comparatively full series of teeth, which are also of a less degenerate type than those of their modern representatives.
Uncertainty as to the authorities determining religious belief - Scripture, tradition, Fathers, Doctors - is now, at least potentially, at an end; the pope can rule every point definitely, if he sees good to do so.
It has thus led to a condition of uncertainty as regards the relationship of the great groups of Vascular Cryptogams, in which, however, lies the hope of an ultimate approach to a satisfactory solution.
Uncertainty as to his future led him to accept an invitation from the king of France to Paris, where he was naturalized and was appointed director of optics for the marine, an office instituted for him, with a pension of 8000 livres.
In the first sense, again, as distinct from the second, the assertion of " freedom " has no ethical significance, except in so far as it introduces a general uncertainty into all our inferences respecting human conduct.
The uncertainty thus arising in the amount of the refraction is least near the zenith, but increases more and more as the horizon is approached.
Optical complications fatally impeded sharpness of vision, and the phenomena took place in a debateable borderland of uncertainty.
C. Kapteyn's inquiry in i 901; so that the range of uncertainty as to its position continues unsatisfactorily wide.
The amount of retardation does not admit of accurate computation, owing to the uncertainty both as to the amount of the oceanic friction from which it arises and of the exact height and form of the tidal wave, the action of the moon on which produces the effect.
To arrive at any estimate of the national wealth is exceptionally difficult in the case of Ireland, since the largest part of its wealth is derived from agriculture, and many important factors, such as the amount of capital invested in the linen and other industries, cannot be included, owing to their uncertainty.
Even where the names of the tribes are known their ethnic relations are still a matter of uncertainty in many localities.
The death-struggle of the Carolingians lasted for a century of uncertainty and anarchy, during which time the bishops, counts and lords might well have suppressed the Deathmonarchy had they been hostile to it.
These measurements, though subject to some uncertainty on account of the great experimental difficulties, are a very valuable confirmation of the accuracy of Thomson's theory, because they show that the magnitude of the effect is of the required order, but they cannot be said to be strongly in support of Tait's hypothesis.
Large areas of soil are thus shifted back and forth between Nebraska and the bordering states, to the encouragement of border lawlessness and uncertainty of titles; some portions E.
The growth of durum (macaroni) wheat is also increasing, but is hampered by the uncertainty of market, which is for the most part foreign.
This clear stratigraphical evidence is, however, so rarely found that much uncertainty still remains as to the true age of several of the floras now to be described.
When, some days later, the news reached St Petersburg, all was confusion and uncertainty.
Gazing at his adopted brother and recalling everything they'd done to protect humans, Jule had no doubt giving up his life in the immortal world was worth it, despite Xander's uncertainty.
God, how she understood the uncertainty and confusion Traci felt!
It wasn't her physical appearance; it was the shimmer of uncertainty and worry around her, emotions the deity hadn't been capable of.
But â€¦ she heard the uncertainty in his voice.
Even the most fluent speakers and writers would probably confess to an occasional uncertainty as to the most appropriate preposition.
The Heisenberg uncertainty principle in quantum mechanics implies that vacuum fluctuations are present in every quantum theory.
aleatoric uncertainty is randomness which is usually modeled by probability distributions.
The uncertainty analysis is continued at a scale more recognizable to civil engineers by examining decision-making in relation to flood alleviation.
backdrop of uncertainty and change in the structures and mechanisms of health and social care delivery.
Uncertainty of diagnosis (ie more investigations required Eg barium studies, sigmoidoscopy, etc ).
Is it US consumers tightening belts or uncertainty over Iran and possible UN resolutions causing markets to get jittery?
beset by uncertainty.
Study of the uncertainty in estimation of the exposure of non-human biota to ionizing radiation.
As the Fed lowers uncertainty about the near term, investors grow bolder.
bravado in the face of fear and uncertainty?
Serious financial instability could ensue as a result of uncertainty over the role of the ECB versus individual national central banks.
centroid of the uncertainty region.
Uncertainty of whether the current distribution of valley bottom sites represent discrete concentrations or windows on a broader continuum.
cope with the inherent uncertainty involved with innovation.
The measuring volume of the F25 is one cubic decimeter; measuring uncertainty 250 nm at a scale resolution of 7.5 nm.
Major world events can impact on consumer uncertainty and lead to buying decisions being postponed or canceled.
decommissioning liabilities are estimated at GBP10 billion with greater uncertainty over waste disposal costs.
Earlier in the depression Learning Path, we talked about the importance of tolerating uncertainty when looking to overcome depression.
The uncertainty is also likely to prove a disincentive for overseas investors who have played a major role in developing Wales ' manufacturing base.
Three test points are shown with their uncertainty ellipses.
The other great uncertainty is the effect of an avian flu epidemic in the EU.
But thank God for John's first epistle, an epistle of certainty for his age and ours, which are ages of uncertainty.
The end of the First World War heralded an eralded an era of uncertainty for the people of Govan.
estimation of uncertainty in contaminated land investigations.
following the euphoria of Lithuanian independence in 1999 the newly-found freedoms bring opportunity and uncertainty to the realities of everyday life.
Its aims are to trace the evolution of urban society from the expansion of the twelfth century to the uncertainty of the fifteenth.
This instrument is a measure for market expectations of the direction of uncertainty regarding the future exchange rate.
Aspects of care for vulnerable adults remain fraught with legal uncertainty.
These might include: risk and uncertainty; futures perspectives; curriculum greening; and problematising a complex and dynamic world.
indeterminacy principle become the uncertainty principle?
Greater uncertainty exists over indicates the intention of the consumer to cancel the contract.
Years of uncertainty about the redevelopment helped to put the city's retail market into a state of virtual limbo.
limbo of uncertainty.
Maelstrom of conflicting emotions, desires and uncertainty.
The swirling hype, promises of opportunity and mandates for change have created a Maelstrom of uncertainty.
Rescrubbing on wax of the following rob McCoy a uncertainty principle.
However the beam thickness, which is of several microns, is difficult to measure with sufficient uncertainty.
multiplier approach to take into account the uncertainty.
national bankancial instability could ensue as a result of uncertainty over the role of the ECB versus individual national central banks.
orientates around the issue of uncertainty and its resolution in faith.
The shortness and uncertainty of life are strong reasons for seeking pardon and salvation now.
We are investigating the determination of the uncertainty of the proton parton density functions.
This call for strike action can only be negatively perceived, given the increasingly bleak climate of uncertainty with regard to the international situation.
The uncertainty about what was actually here before the artists arrived is also pivotal.
prunening clematis often causes uncertainty, as there are different groups of this popular climber, each with its own requirements.
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quagmire of scientific uncertainty and public questioning.
Never have we had to deal with such a high quotient of uncertainty.
The subject is still replete with ambiguity and uncertainty.
runoff generation models are extremely vulnerable to uncertainty in precipitation.
Added to this, low self-esteem or uncertainty about oneself can undermine self-confidence.
Daniel Wolpert: Probabilistic mechanisms in sensorimotor control sensory and motor uncertainty form fundamental constraints on human sensorimotor control.
The Group also occasionally strays outside mathematics and formal methods to game playing (bridge, go ), uncertainty and configuration problems.
subdued due to near record unemployment and uncertainty about the future.
trace the evolution of urban society from the expansion of the twelfth century to the uncertainty of the fifteenth.
The fourth issue also appears to remain largely unanswered or at least answered only with a degree of uncertainty.
feeling uncertain about the future Secondary breast cancer can bring a lot of uncertainty to your life.
Our aim is to quantify uncertainty in flow performance prediction due to uncertainty in a reservoir description.
uncertainty associated with the weights must be less than the resolution of the machine.
The selection stage should give the user as much help as possible in resolving this uncertainty.
The setting up of further investigation is likely to prolong the uncertainty surrounding Equitable.
Minimizing the delay will reduce further uncertainty about the industry created by the Equitable Life affair.
Earlier in the Depression Learning Path, we talked about the importance of tolerating uncertainty when looking to overcome depression.
Finally, innovation processes tend to be characterized by uncertainty rather than quantifiable risk.
A positional uncertainty of 4 " indicates sources detected also by the HRI.
The innovator is an active information seeker, who can cope with the inherent uncertainty involved with innovation.
There was, again, considerable uncertainty in these results.
Government policy did not take into account the scientific uncertainty about the effects of the chemicals.
A key challenge is how to manage this pervasive uncertainty in a principled fashion and, most importantly, in real-time.
The measurement uncertainty samples were analyzed in eight separate batches over a period of three weeks.
The second line we can draw derives from quantum uncertainty.
uncertainty in predictions of the Climate Response to Rising Levels of Greenhouse Gases " .
uncertainty in the estimation of critical loads: a practical methodology.
uncertainty in this estimate lies in our ignorance of some of the finer details of stellar evolution.
uncertainty of extremists: u e = 0.01, p e = 0.15, U = 1.2.
uncertainty principle in quantum mechanics implies that vacuum fluctuations are present in every quantum theory.
However, in so doing, Lord Goff may have introduced a high degree of uncertainty to the previously perceived wisdom on false imprisonment.
In the case of q the uncertainty is much less.
Also the times of beginning and ending are difficult to define exactly, so that several elements of uncertainty exist in data as to the seasonal or diurnal variation.
Under such powers the webs can be brought into apparent contact with such precision and delicacy that the uncertainty of measurement seems to lie as much in the estimation of the fraction of the division of the head as in the accuracy of the contact.
Unfortunately the homology of the functional series does not by any means end the uncertainty connected with the marsupial dentition; as there is also a difference of opinion with regard to the serial homology of some of the cheek-teeth.
Here it must suffice to say that the uncertainty caused by his policy in 1813-1814 had no small share in embarrassing Napoleon and in precipitating the downfall of his power in Italy.
The uncertainty of Liberian occupation led to frontier troubles with Great Britain and disputes with France.
lower rank, the Jews were expelled from states and principalities and were reduced to a condition of precarious uncertainty as to what the morrow might bring forth.
While at the close of the 19th century western Asia (exclusive of Arabia) may be said to have been freed from all geographical perplexity, China, Mongolia and eastern Siberia still include enormous areas of which geographical knowledge is in a primitive stage of nebulous uncertainty.
The impulse to migrate, that is to say, the calling forth of specific activities by climatal or other presentations, appears to be instin tive; whether the direction of migration is in like manner instinctive is a matter of uncertainty; and, if it be instinctive, the nature of the stimuli and the manner in which they are hereditarily linked with responsive acts is unexplained.
Discussing the theory of capillary attractions, Young' found that at a rough estimate " the extent of the cohesive force must be limited to about the 250-millionth of an inch " (=10 8 cms.), and then argues that " within similar limits of uncertainty we may obtain something like a conjectural estimate of the mutual distance of the particles of vapours, and even of the actual magnitude of the elementary atoms of liquids..
In a three-span bridge continuous girders are lighter than discontinuous ones by about 45% for the dead load and 15% for the live load, if no allowance is made for ambiguity due to uncertainty as to the level of the sup ports.
The cantilever and suspended girder types are as economical and free from uncertainty as to ' ??` the stresses.
The extraordinary ambiguity and uncertainty which allegorical interpretation tacitly ascribed to Scripture, and the ease with which heretical as well as orthodox teaching could be represented as " hidden " under the literal sense, was early perceived, but instead of this leading to any real check on even wild subjectivity in interpretation and insistence on reaching the literal sense, it created an ominous principle that maintained much of its influence long after the supremacy of allegorism was overthrown.
While too much stress must not be laid on a chain of reasoning open to some uncertainty at several points, it is difficult to suppose with Loisy, Quatrieme Evangile, 1903, p. 2 93, that the number was intended by the evangelist as purely figurative, and is therefore destitute of all historical meaning.
The costume of the order is of white satin embroidered in silk, with a purple velvet cloak adorned with roses and gold embroidery, but it is now never worn; in the collar the motto Fert is inserted, on the meaning of which there is great uncertainty,' and from it hangs a pendant enclosing a medallion representing the Annunciation (see Plate IV.
At 30Ã‚° He Considered That, Owing To The Increasing Magnitude And Uncertainty Of The Radiation Correction, There Fig.
It appears that the relatively enormous deviations of CaC1 2 from Raoult's law are accounted for on the hypothesis that a=9, but there is a slight uncertainty about the degree of ionization of the strongest solutions at-50Ã‚° C. Cane-sugar appears to require 5 molecules of water of hydration both at oÃ‚° C. and at looÃ‚° C., whereas KC1 and NaCI take more water at looÃ‚° C. than at oÃ‚° C. The cases considered by Callendar (loc. cit.) are necessarily limited, because the requisite data for strong solutions are comparatively scarce.
Regnault's formula for the total heat is here again seen to be inadmissible, as it would make the latent heat of steam vanish at about 870Ã‚° C. instead of at 365Ã‚° C. It should be observed, however, that the assumptions made in deducing the above formulae apply only for moderate pressures, and that the formulae cannot be employed up to the critical point owing to the uncertainty of the variation of the specific heats and the cooling effect Q at high pressures beyond the experimental range.
1902) for the specific heat of water between iooÃ‚° and 200Ã‚° C., we find the values of the difference (d4-dh/9) to be less than one-tenth of do at 200Ã‚° C. The whole correction is therefore probably of the same order as the uncertainty of the variation of the specific heat itself at these temperatures.
A positional uncertainty of 4 indicates sources detected also by the HRI.
The electrons have an orbit of minimum energy from which they cannot fall into the nucleus without violating the uncertainty principle.
Uncertainty in Predictions of the Climate Response to Rising Levels of Greenhouse Gases .
Uncertainty in the estimation of critical loads: a practical methodology.
Another source of uncertainty in this estimate lies in our ignorance of some of the finer details of stellar evolution.
N = 100, uncertainty of extremists: u e = 0.01, p e = 0.15, U = 1.2.
Sometimes, corporations provide a short-term respite from the uncertainty and financial struggles of the startup life.
You may also want to consider gift certificates, which remove the uncertainty of guessing what a person wants.
With fluctuating stock market and uncertainty surrounding both the dollar and the Euro, buying and selling gold and silver looks like a particularly attractive choice for investors.
The uncertainty of home fuel oil prices and the constant fluctuation in pricing makes the general public vulnerable and at the mercy of high oil prices.
Ready to order silk wedding flower bouquets take some of the expense and uncertainty out of planning your wedding.
The intervention is not a place for debate or uncertainty.
This is an option Carnival allows passengers to choose if they are flexible about their stateroom and don't mind a bit of uncertainty in their travel plans.
I truly believe that a company that will be successful throughout this transition of economic uncertainty will have planned for this as we have.
Considering the uncertainty of the use of such products, organic products may offer a safer alternative.
It is a wonderful time for many individuals, though the uncertainty of it all can make some people nervous.
This feeling of uncertainty, coupled with wearing the mask for the first time in the doctor's of respiratory therapist's office, often makes it difficult to evaluate which mask will work the best for you.
For example, a person who is stressed or has feelings of uncertainty might have a dream symbol (such as having their teeth fall out) that corresponds to these experiences.
Despite uncertainty concerning its effectiveness, a 2003 report said acceptance of the treatment continues to increase.
Old assumptions have to be discarded and new, often very difficult, realities need to be accepted, including the uncertainty of the A-T outcome.
Complicating this already emotional situation is the discouragement of treatments that do not work as expected and the uncertainty of finding something that will work.
This leads not only to uncertainty and lack of stability in the child's life, but some of these placements may be inappropriate for the child's specific circumstances.
Those who are highly reactive to stimulation tend to become inhibited in their reactions to novelty and uncertainty at later ages.
The adoptive parents deal with uncertainty, and if there are other children in the household already, the parents deal with those children's responses and feelings as everyone involved prepares for the possibility of a new family member.
Because of so much uncertainty as to why the baby died in utero, many women are left wondering, "Why?"
When you're in the market to purchase a house, it's a good idea to find new home buying tips that can help take some of the uncertainty out of the selection process.
When the economy is uncertain, there can also be uncertainty in the mortgage market.
Because of the uncertainty of when conception actually occurs, it's next to impossible to conclusively know when a woman conceived.
You can decrease stress and financial uncertainty by considering the costs involved before conceiving.
This may happen more often during a first pregnancy, but it's only to be expected that a first pregnancy will bring more uncertainty with it than a subsequent one.
Because of this uncertainty, the due date calculation is considered an estimate.
However, despite the uncertainty, it's clear that Albert March made an important innovation in 1905 that was instrumental in helping the toaster evolve into it's modern form.
Holiday seasons and times of uncertainty in our nation and world is when the church pews are packed - but this usually does not indicate a surplus of funds.
The most likely reason for the uncertainty of the origin of this tradition is that people have combined religious, cultural, and secular customs to form the way we now celebrate Christmas.
And the war in Iraq adds another level of uncertainty.
It is even more difficult to do with the uncertainty that war brings.
Going ahead with the wedding and denying your feelings of uncertainty will likely result in a newly married woman who might have great difficulty acting as partner to her husband.
However, renting does come with some uncertainty.
Then there are all the fans in between who enjoy being titillated by what may happen while maintaining a small measure of uncertainty.
While she left her ex-husband and the uncertainty at Seattle Grace behind, she seems to have found only more of the same at Oceanside Wellness Center, not being able to settle into any relationship for more than just a short time.
While online auction websites make the buying and selling of rare and hard to find watches much easier than ever before, it has introduced an element of uncertainty into the process.
Parenting an autistic child brings with it uncertainty and challenges, especially in the initial first days and weeks after a diagnosis.
Dealer certification programs have taken some of the uncertainty out of buying a used vehicle.
However, buying a used car also means you're dealing with a little uncertainty.
Luckily, reading reviews and studying used car ratings can help take some of the uncertainty out of the used car buying process.
When it comes to buying a used car, you have to be comfortable with a bit of uncertainty.
Rather than risk hard-earned money on an uncertainty like a miracle diet patch, invest in healthy foods and exercise.
This Smallville episode list takes us through season 8, and doesn't begin to reflect the uncertainty fans face each year wondering if Smallville will return for another season.
For corporations accustomed to exact statistics, impressions, and an exact calculation of return on investment, the vagueness and uncertainty of social media as part of an SEO strategy can be maddening.
Approaching Elisabeth's house, Jackson felt rattled with uncertainty.
Before considering observational data, it is expedient to mention various sources of uncertainty.
Attacked in detail, they vanish one after another into as many teasing spectra of uncertainty.
And, verily, whosoever has this trust, for him there is no uncertainty."
(On general questions see Phillimore, Ecc. Law, 6 5, 73.) Despite the bishop of Lincoln's case, the law is in some uncertainty.
The effect of partial destruction has given rise to some uncertainty.
It seems probable that the Archant was situated in Spain near Vivien's headquarters at Tortosa, and that Guillaume started from Barcelona, not from Orange, to his nephew's help. The account of the disaster was modified by successive trouveres, and the uncertainty of their methods may be judged by the fact that in the ChanQun de Willame two consecutive accounts (I I.
Glanvill's first work (a passage in which suggested the theme of Matthew Arnold's Scholar Gipsy), The Vanity of Dogmatizing, or Confidence in Opinions, manifested in a Discourse of the shortness and uncertainty of our Knowledge, and its Causes, with Reflexions on Peripateticism, and an Apology for Philosophy (1661), is interesting as showing one special direction in which the new method of the Cartesian philosophy might be developed.
In the majority of instances, however, the estimates of undeveloped ore contain a large element of uncertainty.
In view of the uncertainty regarding the length of Dynasties IV.
Similarly in the case of the sign MU, which, besides signifying " name " as above pointed out, is also the Sumerian word for " give," and therefore may be read iddin, " he gave," from nadanu, or may be read nadin, " giver "; and when, as actually happens, a name occurs in which the first element is the name of a deity followed by MU-MU, a new element of doubt is introduced through the uncertainty whether the first MU is to be taken as a form of the verb nadanu and the second as the noun shumu, " name," or vice versa.
There is reason, however, to believe that the uncertainty in regard to many of these names will eventually be resolved into reasonable certainty.
A doubt also still exists in regard to a number of names of the older period because of the uncertainty whether their bearers were Sumerians or Semites.
The Hittite symbols at present known show about two hundred varieties; but new inscriptions continually add to the list, and great uncertainty remains as to the distinction of many symbols (i.e.
In this case, to add to the other obvious elements of uncertainty, it must be borne in mind that the location of Carchemish at Jerablus is not proved, though it is very probable.
Sugar, cotton, Indian corn, beans and considerable quantities of wheat are grown, but agriculture is largely hampered by the uncertainty of the rainfall.
A noticeable feature of the story is the uncertainty as to the hero's parentage; the mother is always a lady of rank, a queen in her own right, or sister of kings (as a rule of the Grail kings); but the father's rank varies, he is never a king, more often merely a valiant knight, and in no instance does he appear to be of equal rank with his wife.
There is considerable uncertainty about many of Defoe's writings; and even if all contested works be excluded, the number is still enormous.
"The first split was due to uncertainty regarding the principle which should rule the succession to the Caliphate.
80) leaves the matter in the same uncertainty.
But there is much uncertainty as to the mechanism of the process; some authors hold that the soluble chloride is first formed, while others postulate the intervention of a soluble aurate.
Naturally there is an increasing vagueness as one recedes farther into the past, and for the earlier history of Chaldaea there is great uncertainty.
In the chronicles of the middle ages much uncertainty frequently arises respecting dates on account of the different epochs assumed for the beginning of the Christian year.
All deep-sea measurements are subject to uncertainty because the sounding machine merely measures the length of wire which runs out before the lead touches bottom, and this agrees with the depth only when the wire is perpendicular throughout its run.
The use of these contrivances is more common in, collieries on the continent of Europe, where in some countries they are obligatory, than in England, where they are not generally popular owing to their uncertainty in action and the constant drag on the guides when the rope slacks.
The king being sunk in apathy, the task of negotiation devolved upon the queen; but in her inexperience and ignorance of affairs, and the uncertainty of information from abroad, it was hard for her to follow any clear policy.
Everything was brought into a state of uncertainty once more by the escape of Napoleon from Elba; but the events of the Hundred Days, in which Talleyrand had no share - he remained at Vienna until the Toth of June - brought in the Bourbons once more; and Talleyrand's plea for a magnanimous treatment of France under Louis XVIII.
France, after a long period of uncertainty and disorder, remained faithful to the bishop of Rome.
The king's agents secured the opinion of a number of prominent universities that his marriage was void, and an assembly of notables, which he summoned in June 1530, warned the pope of the dangers involved in leaving the royal succession in uncertainty, since the heir was not only a woman, but, as it seemed to many, of illegitimate birth.
It is this that gives the Aristotelian doctrine in its more abstract statements an air of uncertainty.
As for the second, the elements of savage voracity and wastefulness, of uncertainty as to cubical contents on uneven surface, and of the number of mouths to fill, make it hazardous to construct a chronological table on a shell-heap. Hudson's village sites in Patagonia contain pottery, and that brings them all into the territory of Indian archaeology.
Thus there seems to be a measure of uncertainty as to what the Church of Rome now calls " dogma " - only in part relieved by 1 Three writers mentioned in Wetzer's and Welte's Kirchenlexikon.
The text of Hosea may be in a much worse condition, but a keen scrutiny discloses many an uncertainty, not to say impossibility, in the traditional form of Amos.
After a brief period of uncertainty the young man started West with his brother, who had been appointed lieutenantgovernor of Nevada.
By the introduction of hinges the position of the line of resistance can be fixed and the stress in the arch ring determined with less uncertainty.
For an elastic arch of metal there is a more complete theory, but it is difficult of application, and there remains some uncertainty unless (as is now commonly done) hinges are introduced at the crown and springings.
development of theory has advanced poi passe with the demand for bridges of greater strength and span and of more complex design, and there is now little uncertainty in calculating the stresses in any of the types of structure now adopted.
The margin of uncertainty which must be met by empirical allowances on the side of safety has been steadily diminished.
The uncertainty of the wind might well suggest the trickery of a thief, and its whistling might contain the germ from which a god of music should be developed.
Meyerdahl obtained 4% of palmitic acid, 20% of jecoleic acid, C19H3602, and 20% of therapic acid, C 17 H 28 O 2; other investigators have recognized jecoric acid, C 18 H 30 O 2, asellic acid, C17H3202, and physetoleic acid, C16Hn02, but some uncertainty attends these last three acids.
DESIDERIUS ERASMUS (1466-1536), Dutch scholar and theologian, was born on the night of the 27/28th of October, probably in 1466; but his statements about his age are conflicting, and in view of his own uncertainty x.
But, as complete inactivity would have been synonymous with death, it appears to have been admitted that the sceptic, while retaining his consciousness of the complete uncertainty enveloping every step, might follow custom in the ordinary affairs of life.
Nobody, however, has ventured exactly to reconstitute this hypothetical phrase; nor is the theory easy to reconcile with (i.) the uncertainty of canonists at the time when the locution was quite recent, (ii.) the fact that Clement V.
But not even 1 Possibly in the war at the beginning of the reign of Bahram V.: but on the uncertainty see Noldeke, Gesch.
The period of uncertainty was prolonged under his successors, General Pierre Berthezene (February to December 1831); A.
-During this period the dates are both more abundant, and also, approximately, far more nearly correct, than in any of the earlier periods; nevertheless in details there is still much uncertainty and difficulty.
In Egypt the uncertainty and laxity of usage was still greater.
There is great uncertainty as to the exact values of all ancient standards of volume -- the only precise data being those resulting from the theories of volumes derived from the cubes of feet and cubits.
This uncertainty in the wheat crop extends to the southern limits of the higher plateau, and is a serious obstacle to the increased production of this cereal.
Conceptualizing change The debates of the late twentieth century have left considerable uncertainty about the ways in which contemporary change should be conceptualized.
Disputes between neighbouring chiefs and their clients, and uncertainty as to the law, brought about the Constitution of Ulfliot (c. 930), which appointed a central moot for the whole island, the Althing, and a speaker to speak a single " law " (principally that followed by the Gula-moot in Norway); the Reforms of Thord Gellir (964), settling a fixed number of moots and chieftaincies, dividing the island into four quarters (thus characterized by Ari: north, thickest settled, most famous; east, first completely settled; south, best land and greatest chiefs; west, remarkable for noble families), to each of which a head-court, the " quarter-court," was assigned; and the Innovations of Skapti (ascribed in the saga to Nial) the Law- Speaker (d.
But now we have introduced uncertainty.
Instead it will bog them down in a quagmire of scientific uncertainty and public questioning.
But darker legacies bring uncertainty to this vision and demand redoubled commitment.
Many flood runoff generation models are extremely vulnerable to uncertainty in precipitation.
Daniel Wolpert: Probabilistic mechanisms in sensorimotor control Sensory and motor uncertainty form fundamental constraints on human sensorimotor control.
The Group also occasionally strays outside mathematics and formal methods to game playing (bridge, go), uncertainty and configuration problems.
However, domestic consumption and investment remained subdued due to near record unemployment and uncertainty about the future.
Feeling uncertain about the future Secondary breast cancer can bring a lot of uncertainty to your life.
The uncertainty associated with the weights must be less than the resolution of the machine.
Aristotle defined the temperate zone as extending from the tropic to the arctic circle, but there is some uncertainty as to the precise meaning he gave to the term " arctic circle."
The chief element of uncertainty as to the largest features of the relief of the earth's crust is due to the unexplored area in the Arctic region and the larger regions of the Antarctic, of which Crustal we know nothing.
- On the death of Peter (1725) the internal tranquillity and progress of the empire were again seriously threatened by the uncertainty of the order of succession, and the autocratic power which he had wielded so vigorously passed into the hands of a series of weak, indolent sovereigns who were habitually guided by personal caprice and the advice of intriguing favourites rather than by serious political considerations.
It produces an uncertainty with regard to rates which prevents stability of prices, and is apt to promote the interests of the unscrupulous speculator at the expense of those whose business methods are more conservative.
Berthelot, on the other hand, assumed that the heat-capacity of an aqueous solution is equal to that of an equal volume of water, and calculated his results on this assumption, which involves much the same uncertainty as that of Thomsen.
Lubbock's experiments of inLlucing ants to seek objects that had been removed show that they are guided by scent rather than by sight, and that any disturbance of their surroundings often causes great uncertainty in their actions.
The only element of uncertainty was caused by the retardation of the current, which between Potsdam and Teheran (3000 m.) took 0 8.20 to travel; but it is probable that the final value can be accepted as correct to within os 05.
Mill remarks that the uncertainty hanging over the very elements of moral and social philosophy proves that the means of arriving at the truth in those sciences are not yet properly understood.
There is considerable uncertainty with respect to the names of the species of Aplysia.
The upshot, however, admits of no, uncertainty: the class A y es is held to be composed of three " Orders" - I.
Considerable uncertainty existed as to the atomic weights of these metals, the values obtained by Berzelius being doubtful.
Our knowledge on many points, however, is very chaotic; great uncertainty and conflict of evidence circulate around many of the " new elements " which have been announced, so much so that P. T.
The excavation of Carchemish, lately suspended owing to political uncertainty in Syria, has been very interesting.
Too many causes operated in favour of their depreciation: the enormous issue, the uncertainty as to their value if the Revolution should fail, the relation they bore to both specie and commodities, which retained their value and refused to be exchanged for a money of constantly diminishing purchasing power.
But what may seem to a Napoleon the best course is not necessarily the one that suggests itself to a mediocre mind, and the greater the gulf which separates the two minds the greater the uncertainty which must prevail on the side of the abler commander.
He felt that temperament and policy would combine to make Charles an aggressive warrior-king: the only uncertainty was in which direction he would turn his arms first.
This rule is convenient on account of its simplicity; and it is sufficiently accurate in view of the necessary uncertainty as to what exactly is meant by resolution.
In their attitude toward him could still be felt both uncertainty as to who he might be – perhaps a very important person – and hostility as a result of their recent personal conflict with him.
Since thermochemical measurements of this type may be frequently performed with an error due to other causes of much less than i per cent., the error introduced by either of these assumptions is the chief cause of uncertainty in the method.
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