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Definition of ambiguity noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    (pl. ambiguities)
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  1. 1[uncountable] the state of having more than one possible meaning Write clear definitions in order to avoid ambiguity. A lot of humor depends on ambiguity.
  2. 2[countable] a word or statement that can be understood in more than one way There were several inconsistencies and ambiguities in her speech.
  3. 3[countable, uncountable] the state of being difficult to understand or explain because of involving many different aspects You must understand the ambiguity of my position.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: ambiguity