American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Doubtfulness or uncertainty as regards interpretation: "leading a life of alleged moral ambiguity” ( Anatole Broyard).
- n. Something of doubtful meaning: a poem full of ambiguities.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The state of being ambiguous; doubtfulness or uncertainty, particularly of signification.
- n. An equivocal or ambiguous expression.
- n. countable Something liable to more than one interpretation, explanation or meaning, if that meaning etc cannot be determined from its context.
- n. uncountable The state of being ambiguous.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. 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.
- n. an expression whose meaning cannot be determined from its context
- n. unclearness by virtue of having more than one meaning
- From Middle English ambiguite, from Old French ambiguite (French ambiguïté), from Latin ambiguitas. (Wiktionary)
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