- (UK) IPA: /sɜːtn/, SAMPA: /s3:tn/
- (US) IPA: /sɝtn/, SAMPA: /s3`tn/
- (CAN) IPA: /ˈsɝtən/ or /ˈsɝt̚n̩/
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- If you are certain of something, you believe it to be true without doubt.
- If something is certain, it will happen without doubt.
- If you make certain of something, you check that it is true or correct.
- Used to talk about groups or individuals without saying exactly which one(s).
- Certain problems can be solved with very simple math.
- Her job gave her a certain freedom.
- Certain of the members did not agree.
- Used to mean only one fits or applies; in other words, specific.
- I'm not looking for a certain kind of car, not just any kind.