Definitions for vagueness
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word vagueness
unclearness by virtue of being poorly expressed or not coherent in meaning
"the Conservative manifesto is a model of vagueness"; "these terms were used with a vagueness that suggested little or no thought about what each might convey"
indistinctness of shape or character
"the scene had the swirling vagueness of a painting by Turner"
The condition of being unclear; vague.
Something which is vague, or an instance or example of vagueness.
the quality or state of being vague
The term vagueness denotes a property of concepts. A concept is vague: ⁕if the concept's extension is unclear; ⁕if there are objects which one cannot say with certainty whether belong to a group of objects which are identified with this concept or which exhibit characteristics that have this predicate; ⁕if the Sorites paradox applies to the concept or predicate. In everyday speech, vagueness is an inevitable, often even desired effect of language usage. However, in most specialized texts, vagueness is distracting and should be avoided whenever possible.
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Ask a man which way he is going to vote, and he will probably tell you. Ask him, however, why, and vagueness is all.
Such vagueness creates a great deal of uncertainty for business, as it implicitly leaves the Chinese government with the option of undermining foreign market access based on unclear and broad national security considerations.
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