from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The state of being certain; complete assurance; confidence.
- n. Sureness of occurrence or result; inevitability.
- n. Something that is assured or unfailing: "eager to swap the hazards of American freedom for the gray certitudes of Soviet life” ( Time). See Synonyms at certainty.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. sureness, certainty
- n. Something that is a certainty.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Freedom from doubt; assurance; certainty.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Certainty; complete assurance; freedom from doubt.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. total certainty or greater certainty than circumstances warrant
Middle English, from Late Latin certitūdō, from Latin certus, certain; see certain.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Middle French certitude, from Late Latin certitudo, from Latin certus (Wiktionary)