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(of language) Open to more than one interpretation; having a double meaning,
  1. (of language) Open to more than one interpretation; having a double meaning
    • - the question is rather ambiguous
    • - ambiguous phrases
  2. Unclear or inexact because a choice between alternatives has not been made
    • - this whole society is morally ambiguous
    • - the election result was ambiguous

  1. equivocal: open to two or more interpretations; or of uncertain nature or significance; or (often) intended to mislead; "an equivocal statement"; "the polling had a complex and equivocal (or ambiguous) message for potential female candidates"; "the officer's equivocal behavior increased the ...
  2. having more than one possible meaning; "ambiguous words"; "frustrated by ambiguous instructions, the parents were unable to assemble the toy"
  3. having no intrinsic or objective meaning; not organized in conventional patterns; "an ambiguous situation with no frame of reference"; "ambiguous inkblots"
  4. (ambiguously) in an ambiguous manner; "this letter is worded ambiguously"
  5. (ambiguity) an expression whose meaning cannot be determined from its context
  6. Ambiguity is a condition where information can be understood or interpreted in more than one way and is distinct from vagueness, which is a statement about the lack of precision contained or available in the information. Context may play a role in resolving ambiguity. ...
  7. (Ambiguity (album)) Ambiguity is the third album by German metal band Brainstorm; released in 2000 this was the first with Andy B. Franck on vocals.
  8. (Ambiguity (law)) Ambiguity, in law, is of two kinds, patent and latent.
  9. Open to multiple interpretations; Vague and unclear; Of persons: hesitant; uncertain; not taking sides
  10. (Ambiguously (25)) doubtfully or uncertainly; not easily identifiable or labeled.
  11. (Ambiguity) Allows for two or more simultaneous interpretations of a word, phrase, action, or situation, all of which can be supported by the context of a work.
  12. (AMBIGUITY) A vagueness of meaning; a conscious lack of clarity meant to evoke multiple meanings and interpretations.
  13. (Ambiguity) Uncertainty or doubtfulness of the meaning of language.
  14. Ambiguity is the unknown integer number of cycles of the reconstructed carrier phase contained in an unbroken set of measurements. The receiver counts the radio waves (from the satellite as they pass the antenna) to a high degree of accuracy. ...
  15. (Ambiguity) a statement with two or more meanings that may seem to exclude one another in the context. Grammatical ambiguity (amphibologia) occurs where a word has two or more possible word classes. ...
  16. (Ambiguity) A work, or passage within a work, which may be interpreted in several different ways.
  17. (Ambiguity) Where a word or a phrase has more than one meaning.
  18. (ambiguity) (or ambiguous references)  The expression of an idea in such a way that more than one meaning is suggested.  All AP essay passages have some ambiguity.  To get the highest scores, students have to make reference to the multiple meanings seen in the passages. ...
  19. (84. Ambiguity) having 2 or more possible meanings or interpretations with the correct choice difficult to determine; sometimes it's                            intentional and meant to mislead the reader or listener
  20. (47. Ambiguity) The multiple meanings, either intentional or unintentional, of a word, phrase, sentence, or passage.
  21. (AMBIGUITY) The existence of several possible meanings, including conflicting attitudes or feelings. For the formalist critic ambiguity may not be a weakness but a virtue of the text as it reflects a richness or complexity of meaning in the literary work. ...
  22. (AMBIGUITY) either a faulty, unclear expression, or a poetic device which deliberately uses a word or expression to indicate two or more distinct references, attitudes or feelings. ...
  23. (Ambiguity (Fallacies of)) Arguments that are flawed because they contain a word or words with two or more meanings (p. FF-85; equivocation and division).
  24. (Ambiguity (U)) A condition which precludes positive identification of specific characters and functions utilizing the parameters of the detected signal. This condition exists when the intelligence-related signal emanation can be equated to more than one character or function.
  25. (Ambiguity) A lack of clarity or an apparent contradiction in a story-line. This is done intentionally in some films or unintentionally due to poor writing. Character development is occasionally but purposefully hindered by the use of ambiguity. ...