Definitions for: Ambiguity

[n] unclearness by virtue of having more than one meaning
[n] an expression whose meaning cannot be determined from its context

Webster (1913) Definition: 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.

Synonyms: equivocalness

Antonyms: unambiguity, unequivocalness

See Also: amphibology, amphiboly, double entendre, equivocation, evasiveness, expression, lexical ambiguity, locution, loophole, parisology, polysemy, prevarication, saying, unclearness

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