Ambiguity - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˌæmbɪˈɡjuːəti|  American pronunciation of the word ambiguity
Brit.  |ambɪˈɡjuːɪti|  British pronunciation of the word ambiguity

noun

- an expression whose meaning cannot be determined from its context
- unclearness by virtue of having more than one meaning (syn: equivocalness)

Examples

...the ambiguity of the clairvoyant's messages from the deceased allowed the grieving relatives to interpret them however they wished...

There was an element of ambiguity in the president's reply.

The course teaches students to avoid ambiguity and obscurity of expression.

Word forms

noun
singular: ambiguity
plural: ambiguities
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