Definitions

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  • n. The act of ascertaining.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act of ascertaining; a reducing to certainty; a finding out by investigation; discovery.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of fixing or determining; a reducing to certainty.
  • n. The act of attaining certainty; the acquirement of certain knowledge concerning something; a finding out.

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  • "Under the spell of the river, Covenant became slowly more conscious of the reassuring solidity of the Land. It was not an intangible dreamscape; it was concrete, susceptible to ascertainment."

    Lord Foul's Bane

    July 29, 2012

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    July 29, 2012

  • ascertain

    July 29, 2012

  • That's ascertainment!

    March 4, 2011

  • I don't want to list it... I just wanted to note that I'm using it for my "least favorite word" again.

    March 4, 2011