Definitions

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  • n. act of ambiguating

Etymologies

Stem of ambiguous (Latin: ambiguus) with suffix -ation. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • One of these, Lessig explained, was "ambiguation," which gives "a particular act, the meaning of which is to be regulated, a second meaning as well, one that acts to undermine the negative effects of the first."

    Balkinization

  • In a Balkinization post, Ayres endorsed the idea of "ambiguation", that is, making it unclear to your audience whether or not you are gay.

    The RBC

  • To measure this, you could personify the community in an organization like Lambda and imagine the response your ambiguation would get.

    Balkinization

  • The LGBT community is less likely to support trivializing or self-aggrandizing attempts at ambiguation and more likely to support ambiguation that reflects genuine introspection or is deployed when sexual orientation should not be relevant to the question at hand.

    Balkinization

  • Like the non-Jewish Danes who wore the Star of David, a street full of neighbors flying gay pride flags could protect and support through ambiguation.

    Balkinization

  • In Straightforward: How to Mobilize Heterosexual Support for Gay Rights, we argue that when heterosexuals tolerate ambiguity about their own sexual orientation, they use ambiguation to promote equality for LGBT people.

    Balkinization

  • If people's "true" sexual orientation -- that is, sexual orientation as lived and experienced -- is appropriately part of the conversation or transaction, then "noise" created by ambiguation will be disruptive.

    Balkinization

  • If, on the other hand, the audience for the ambiguating act is gay friendly or gay neutral enough that it would make no difference to them, then ambiguation may be merely misappropriation of gay identity.

    Balkinization

  • One key point about ambiguation is that it should be authentic and true.

    Balkinization

  • Gay rights advocacy groups have taken advantage of opportunities to use ambiguation.

    Balkinization

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