Definitions for ambiguityˌæm bɪˈgyu ɪ ti
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
am•bi•gu•i•tyˌæm bɪˈgyu ɪ ti(n.)(pl.)-ties.
doubtfulness or uncertainty of meaning or intention:
to speak with ambiguity.
the condition of admitting more than one meaning.
an ambiguous word, expression, etc.:
a contract free of ambiguities.
Origin of ambiguity:
1375–1425; < L
an expression whose meaning cannot be determined from its context
unclearness by virtue of having more than one meaning
Something liable to more than one interpretation, explanation or meaning, if that meaning etc cannot be determined from its context.
His speech was made with such great ambiguity that neither supporter nor opponent could be certain of his true position.
The state of being ambiguous.
Origin: From ambiguite, from ambiguite (French ambiguïté), from ambiguitas.
the quality or state of being ambiguous; doubtfulness or uncertainty, particularly as to the signification of language, arising from its admitting of more than one meaning; an equivocal word or expression
Ambiguity of information, in words, pictures, or other media, is the ability to express more than one interpretation. It is generally contrasted with vagueness, in that specific and distinct interpretations are permitted, whereas with information that is vague it is difficult to form any interpretation at the desired level of specificity. Context may play a role in resolving ambiguity. For example, the same piece of information may be ambiguous in one context and unambiguous in another.
Translations for ambiguity
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
- ambiguidadePortuguese (BR)
- die DoppeldeutigkeitGerman
- kétértelműség, kettős értelemHungarian
- ambiguitas, ketaksaanIndonesian
- divdomība; neskaidrībaLatvian
- ابهام، نا څرګندPashto
- belirsizlik, iki anlamlılıkTurkish
- 含糊，不明確Chinese (Trad.)
- двозначність, неясністьUkrainian
- sự mơ hồVietnamese
- 意义含糊，歧义Chinese (Simp.)
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