Definitions for vagueness

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

vagueveɪg(adj.)va•guer, va•guest.

  1. not clearly or explicitly stated or expressed:

    vague promises.

  2. indefinite or indistinct in nature or character, as ideas or feelings:

    a vague premonition of disaster.

  3. not clearly perceptible:

    vague murmurs.

  4. not definitely established, determined, confirmed, or known:

    a vague rumor.

  5. (of persons) not clear or definite in thought, understanding, or expression.

  6. showing lack of clear perception or understanding:

    a vague stare.

Origin of vague:

1540–50; (< MF) < L vagus wandering

vague′ness(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. vagueness(noun)

    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"

  2. vagueness(noun)

    indistinctness of shape or character

    "the scene had the swirling vagueness of a painting by Turner"

Wiktionary

  1. vagueness(Noun)

    The condition of being unclear; vague.

  2. vagueness(Noun)

    Something which is vague, or an instance or example of vagueness.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Vagueness(noun)

    the quality or state of being vague

Freebase

  1. Vagueness

    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.


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