Complete Definition of "certain"

English

rank|often|themselves|half|269|certain|sent|keep|myself

Pronunciation
(Received Pronunciation|UK) IPA|/sɜːtn/, SAMPA|/s3:tn/
(General American|US) IPA|/sɝtn/, SAMPA|/s3`tn/
(CA) IPA|/ˈsɝtən/ or /ˈsɝt̚n̩/
Audio|En-ca-certain.ogg|Audio (CA)
audio|en-us-certain.ogg|Audio (US)
:Rhymes: Rhymes:English:-ɜː(r)tən|-ɜː(r)tən
Hyphenation: cer·tain

Adjective
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en-adj

  1. Sure, positive, not doubting.

#: I was certain of my decision.

  1. Having been determined but unspecified. The quality of some particular subject or object which is known by the speaker to have been specifically singled out among similar entities of its class.

#: Certain people are good at playing (contract) bridge.

Derived terms
certainly pos_adv
certify pos_vt

Translations
trans-top|sure, positive, not doubting
Czech: t+|cs|jistý|m
Danish: sikker c, sikkert n, sikre p
Finnish: t+|fi|varma
French: t+|fr|certain
German: t+|de|sicher
Greek: t+|el|βέβαιος|m|sc=Grek (vévaios)
trans-mid
Polish: t+|pl|pewny|m
Slovene: gotov m, gotova f, gotovo n
Spanish: t-|es|cierto|m, t-|es|cierta|f
Swedish: säker c, säkert n, säkra p
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trans-top|having been determined but unspecified
Czech: t+|cs|jistý|m
Danish: t-|da|vis|c, t-|da|vist|n, t-|da|visse|p
Finnish: t+|fi|tietty
French: t+|fr|certain
German: t+|de|bestimmt
trans-mid
Spanish: t-|es|cierto|m, t-|es|cierta|f
Swedish: viss c, visst n, vissa p
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Translations to be checked
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ttbc|Ido: certa (1), certena (2)
ttbc|Indonesian: tentu|tertentu, yakin, rasa|merasa pasti
ttbc|Italian: certo m, certa f, certi p (1)

ttbc|Japanese: 特定の (とくていの, tokutei no), 確信する (かくしんする, kakushin-suru)
ttbc|Latin: quidam#Adjective|quidam m, quidam#Adjective|quaedam f, quidam#Adjective|quoddam n (2)
ttbc|Scottish Gaelic: cinnteach
ttbc|Telugu: నిశ్చయం (niScayam)

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