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ambiguity


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Ambiguity  \Am`bi*gu"i*ty\,  n.;  pl  {Ambiguities}.  [L. 
  ambiguitas  fr  ambiguus:  cf  F.  ambiguit['e].] 
  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. 
 
  No  shadow  of  ambiguity  can  rest  upon  the  course  to  be 
  pursued.  --I.  Taylor. 
 
  The  words  are  of  single  signification,  without  any 
  ambiguity.  --South. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  ambiguity 
  n  1:  an  expression  whose  meaning  cannot  be  determined  from  its 
  context 
  2:  unclearness  by  virtue  of  having  more  than  one  meaning  [syn: 
  {equivocalness}]  [ant:  {unambiguity},  {unambiguity}] 




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