HyperDic: ambiguity

English > 2 senses of the word ambiguity:
NOUNcommunicationambiguityan expression whose meaning / meaning cannot be determined from its context
attributeambiguity, equivocalnessunclearness by virtue of having more than one meaning / meaning
ambiguity > pronunciation
Soundsae.mbihgyuw'ahtiy
Rhymesability ... zloty: 638 rhymes with tiy...
English > ambiguity: 2 senses > noun 1, communication
MeaningAn expression whose meaning / meaning cannot be determined from its context.
Narroweramphibology, amphibolyAn ambiguous grammatical construction
double entendreAn ambiguity with one interpretation that is indelicate
loopholeAn ambiguity (especially one in the text of a law or contract) that makes it possible to evade a difficulty / difficulty or obligation / obligation
parisologyThe use of ambiguous words
Broadersaying, expression, locutionA word or phrase that particular people use in particular situations
Spanishambigüedad
Catalanambigüitat
Adjectivesambiguousopen to two or more interpretations
ambiguoushaving no intrinsic or objective meaning / meaning
English > ambiguity: 2 senses > noun 2, attribute
Meaningunclearness by virtue of having more than one meaning / meaning.
Synonymequivocalness
Narrowerequivocation, prevarication, evasivenessintentionally vague or ambiguous
polysemy, lexical ambiguityThe ambiguity of an individual word or phrase that can be used (in different contexts) to express two or more different meanings
twilight zone, no man's landThe ambiguous region between two categories / categories or states or conditions (usually containing some features of both)
Broaderunclearnessincomprehensibility as a result of not being clear
Oppositeunambiguity, unequivocalnessclarity achieved by the avoidance of ambiguity
Spanishambigüedad, polisemia
Catalanambigüitat
Adjectivesambiguoushaving more than one possible meaning / meaning
ambiguousopen to two or more interpretations

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