the state of being certain
"his certainty reassured the others"
certainty, sure thing, foregone conclusion(noun)
something that is certain
"his victory is a certainty"
English Synonyms and Antonyms
Demonstration, in the strict and proper sense, is the highest form of proof, and gives the most absolute certainty, but can not be applied outside of pure mathematics or other strictly deductive reasoning; there can be proof and certainty, however, in matters that do not admit of demonstration. A conclusion is the absolute and necessary result of the admission of certain premises; an inference is a probable conclusion toward which known facts, statements, or admissions point, but which they do not absolutely establish; sound premises, together with their necessary conclusion, constitute a demonstration. Evidence is that which tends to show a thing to be true; in the widest sense, as including self-evidence or consciousness, it is the basis of all knowledge. Proof in the strict sense is complete, irresistible evidence; as, there was much evidence against the accused, but not amounting to proof of guilt. Moral certainty is a conviction resting on such evidence as puts a matter beyond reasonable doubt, while not so irresistible as demonstration. Compare HYPOTHESIS; INDUCTION.
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- сигурност, увереностBulgarian
- cinnteacht, deimhin, deimhne, dearfacht, deimhneachtIrish
- cinntScottish Gaelic
- siguranță, certitudineRomanian
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