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Ambiguity is a member of the word family ambiguous, included in the Academic Word List by Dr. Averil Coxhead, which contains the 570 most frequent word families used in academic texts from a variety of subject areas, of interest for students that learn the words most needed to study at tertiary institutions.
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Definition of the noun ambiguity
What does ambiguity mean as a name of something?
noun - plural: ambiguities
- an expression whose meaning cannot be determined from its context
- lexical domain: Communicative Processes - nouns denoting communicative processes and contents
- more generic words: expression / locution / saying = a word or phrase that particular people use in particular situations
- more specific terms:
- loophole = an ambiguity (especially one in the text of a law or contract) that makes it possible to evade a difficulty or obligation
- amphibology / amphiboly = an ambiguous grammatical construction
- parisology = the use of ambiguous words
- double entendre = an ambiguity with one interpretation that is indelicate
- unclearness by virtue of having more than one meaning
- lexical domain: Attributes - nouns denoting attributes of people and objects
- synonym of ambiguity: equivocalness
- antonym of ambiguity: unambiguity
- more generic word: unclearness = incomprehensibility as a result of not being clear
- more specific terms:
- prevarication / equivocation / evasiveness = intentionally vague or ambiguous
- lexical ambiguity / polysemy = the ambiguity of an individual word or phrase that can be used (in different contexts) to express two or more different meanings
- no man's land / twilight zone = the ambiguous region between two categories or states or conditions
"Ambiguity" is the third album by German metal band Brainstorm; released in 2000 this was the first with Andy B. Franck on vocals.
- Ambiguity is an attribute of any concept, idea, statement or claim whose meaning, intention or interpretation cannot be definitively resolved according to a rule or process consisting of a finite number of steps.
- also known as 歧義
- Ambiguity, in law, is of two kinds, patent and latent.
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by Mark Bovens, Robert E. Goodin, Thomas Schillemans
“Ambiguity” implies a state of having more than one meaning and accountability under ambiguity refers to calling for, rendering, assessing, and sanctioning...
Ambiguity is the enemy of effective accountability and should be eliminated.
Inwardness and Existence (1989)
Subjectivity In/and Hegel, Heidegger, Marx, and Freud by Walter Albert Davis
Ambiguity is the capstone that keeps the two previous structures in place whenever they begin to totter. It assures that whenever...
Journeys in Complexity (2016)
Autobiographical Accounts by Leading Systems and Complexity Thinkers by Alfonso Montuori
The first ambiguity is the young and old lady: when you see the one you do not see the other. The second ambiguity is the black and white shapes and the young/old lady. When you see the black and white shapes you do not see the young or ...
A Complete and Practical Treatise ... Applicable to All the States by Frank Sumner Rice
In defining these respective terms, Bouvier adopts the following language: " Latent ambiguity is that which arises from some collateral circumstance or extrinsic matter in cases where the instrument itself is sufficiently certain and intelligible, ...
Ambiguity is the effect of words that have either no definite sense, or at most doubtful ones. Ellmaker v. Ellmaker (Pa.)...
Mathematics, Logic, Philosophy by Godehard Link
Ambiguity is a property of syntactic expressions which is ubiquitous in all informal languages—natural, scientific and mathematical; the efficient use of language depends to an exceptional extent on this feature. Disambiguation is the process of ...
User Modeling 2007 (2007)
11th International Conference, UM 2007, Corfu, Greece, July 25-29, 2007, Proceedings by Cristina Conati, Kathleen McCoy, Georgios Paliouras
Ambiguity is a well-known problem in student modelling, and in user modelling in general. In this paper we present the results of an experiment in the domain of German adjectives. We trialled a modified student interface that gathers more ...
by Wolfgang Wildgen, Barend van Heusden
Figurative ambiguity Figurative ambiguity refers to the idiomatic expressions which are combined with two different...
Syntactic ambiguity Syntactic ambiguity is a property of sentences Metarepresentation in Linguistic Jokes 79.
An Illustrated Guide to Architectural Terms by Tom Porter
See also: Anchoring • Didactic • Narrative • Palimpsest • Semiology • Sign Ambiguity Ambiguity is a double entendre,
Ambiguity is the condition of not being able to believe your eyes in which what you get is not necessarily what you bargain ...
by Yan Huang
ambiguity, ambiguous The property that a word (in the sense of word form) or a sentence has two or more different meanings assigned by the language system. E.g.]ohn was looking for ...
by Rahul Arora
Role Ambiguity This denotes uncertainty about the expectations, behaviors, and consequences associated with a particular Role. Specifically, a person has a need to know others' expectations of the rights, duties and responsibilities of the ...
by Chris Baldick
ambiguity Openness to different interpretations; or an instance in which some use of language may be understood in diverse ways. Sometimes known as 'plurisignation' or 'multiple meaning', ambiguity became a central concept in ...
by Bryan A. Garner
Unpleasant Examples ambiguity A. Generally B. Uncertain Stress Producing Ambiguity C. Syntactic Ambiguity D. Poor Word Choice Producing ...
A Compendium of Contemporary Biblical Scholarship by Tremper Longman III, Peter Enns
Ambiguity is not to be confused with vagueness. A statement is vague when its boundaries are not properly defined. Although undesirable in situations where a closely reasoned argument is developed, ambiguity can add to our appreciation of ...
A Dictionary of Stylistics (2014)
by Katie Wales
ambiguity; ambivalence Ambiguity is double (or multiple) meaning: an ambiguous expression has more than one interpretation. The concept has, however, special implications in different disciplines. (1) Linguists would see ambiguity as a ...
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It's clear that this used to be accessible parking. The bollard was moved and the marking painted over, so this PHEV conversion Prius is parking legitimatly, but it's not clear what the handicap sign is marking.
This is a three space PHEV charging station at the Lake City Fred Meyer in Seattle, WA.
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Don't Walk / Walk
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English can be none too precise.
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Neurosis is the inability to tolerate ambiguity. -Sigmund Freud
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- Moral Ambiguity
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- Empson, the 1st type of ambiguity & literacies
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- Empson, the 7th type of ambiguity & literacies
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- Empson, the 6th type of ambiguity & literacies
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- Empson, the 2nd type of ambiguity & literacies
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- The beautiness of ambiguity
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- Ambiguity At Lights
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- Constructive ambiguity!
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- Ambiguity Meaning
Video shows what ambiguity means. Something, particulary words and sentences, that is open to more than one interpretation, explanation or meaning, if that ...
- Creativity, Ambiguity, and Meaning
- Kesington Kross And Mina SayWhat Talk Musical Ambiguity, Upbringing, Meaning Behind 'Audio Justice'
- Intercomm: Jargon and Ambiguity
- ACT English Meaning Question- Molding Ambiguity
- Human Language Sentences - Basic Parse Trees, X-Bar Theory & Ambiguity -- Linguistics 101
A short introduction to modern grammars of natural language. Use the fundamentals of generative grammar to learn about syntax (the grammar & rules of ...
- DataTone: Managing Ambiguity in Natural Language Interfaces for Data Visualization
DataTone: Managing Ambiguity in Natural Language Interfaces for Data Visualization Tong Gao, Mira Dontcheva, Eytan Adar, Zhicheng Liu, Karrie G Karahalios ...
- Language Ambiguity - Intro to Computer Science
This video is part of an online course, Intro to Computer Science.
- Ambiguity Through Language
This video is a "Mock" and "String of Interviews" type of Documentary that attempts to answer the question why swearing is offensive. Enjoy!
- Language & Ambiguity
- AP Language, Ambiguity, Sarcasm, and Dynamic Character.
Paisheaeae's shared video file. Ambiguity, Sarcasm, and Dynamic Character.
- Anatomically different brains ambiguity in language.
how does 'logic' which is derived from language sit with the fact that language must have a deliberate inbuilt ambiguity of meaning to accommodate wildly ...
- Diplomatic ambiguity Language power law PDF
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Scrabble value of A1M3B3I1G2U1I1T1Y4
The value of this 9-letter word is 17 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.
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