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.
- n. The act of ascertaining.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The act of ascertaining; a reducing to certainty; a finding out by investigation; discovery.
“By this transformation of all questions of quality into questions only of quantity, geometry is reduced to the single problem of the measurement of magnitudes, that is, the ascertainment of the equalities which exist between them.”
“George had this unusual combination of training at his father's knee in polling, the scientific ascertainment of public opinions, and also a passion for religion," said Frank Newport, Gallup's editor in chief.”
“Only on the basis of this strong recognition and ascertainment of this state can we feel confident to immerse our minds in it.”
“But this would go to evaluating relative responsibility and mitigating punishments and should not be used as a reason to jump over the most crucial first phase of the criminal justice process: the fact-finding ascertainment of truth.”
“Lyrica itself was slated for an FDA suicide warning until a 92-page appeal from Pfizer that called the suicide stats "an exaggeration of risk that is introduced by ascertainment bias" and cautioned against "overwarning ... patients and prescribers" so that they "underestimate the risks of declining treatment" -- especially at the cash register.”
“He said factors such as better ascertainment "don't really explain away this huge increase" and that "you really have to take this (increase) very seriously -- from everything they are looking at, this is not something that can be explained away by methodology, by diagnosis.”
“Although improved ascertainment accounts for some of the prevalence increases documented in the ADDM sites, a true increase in the risk for children to develop ASD symptoms cannot be ruled out.”
“The ordinance also does not place any concrete requirements as regards its content and procedure on a reliable later examination of the ascertainment of the result...”
“Also the essential steps of the ascertainment of the result could not be retraced by the public.”
“Doubting induces questioning, which induces analysis, which induces ascertainment.”
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