from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The condition of being unclear; vague.
- n. Something which is vague, or an instance or example of vagueness.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The quality or state of being vague.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The state of being vague, indefinite, unsettled, or uncertain; ambiguousness; indistinctness.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. indistinctness of shape or character
- n. unclearness by virtue of being poorly expressed or not coherent in meaning
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Seriously, maybe the vagueness is an intentional tactical ambiguity designed to scare private capital into putting more private money into the system and loosening up.
In the interest of eventually achieving an integrated Army he was willing to settle for less than immediate and total integration, but nevertheless he attacked the board for what he called the vagueness of its recommendations.
This kind of vagueness is the kind of reporting that misleads people.
Thus, the generalized statement about the Mexican "vagueness" is often heard among foreigners residing in Mexico.
The vagueness is a new aspect confronting us because of rapid technological change.
Its vagueness is mistaken for versatility, even vitality.
Presumably all this vagueness is meant to bring into focus the journey rather than the people who are embarked upon it.
Unless you could show that what Larry Solum calls ambiguity and what he calls vagueness systematically arise for known causes, I would tend to doubt that there would be any systematic reason to vary our method for resolving this issue.
But vagueness is only in the eyes of the beholder.
I think the vagueness is largely due to the incredible speed with which information technology is developing and changing now.