ambiguity

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English ambiguite, from Old French ambiguite (French ambiguïté), from Latin ambiguitas.

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  • IPA(key): /æmbɪɡˈjuɪtiː/

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ambiguity (countable and uncountable, plural ambiguities)

  1. (countable) Something, particulary words and sentences, that is open 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.
  2. (uncountable) The state of being ambiguous.

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