[ UK /ˌæmbɪɡjˈuːɪti/ ]
[ US /ˌæmbɪɡˈjuəti/ ]
  1. an expression whose meaning cannot be determined from its context
  2. unclearness by virtue of having more than one meaning
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How To Use ambiguity In A Sentence

  • Advancing age has occasionally brought resolution, more often just a little understanding, to many of these riddles, but not necessarily to the resilient ambiguity of history.
  • Nowhere was this ambiguity more apparent than concerning the question of sovereignty.
  • He uses the ambiguity of passageways and transitional spaces to construct an esthetic of anticipation.
  • There is no such ambiguity about a skills analysis which is always person-orientated and not just system-orientated.
  • The ambiguity inherent in that fantasy of unpinning suggests not only the male desire, but also the very real potential of a female "wildness" that desires release.
  • In its seeming ambiguity yet divine reality it remains free of the influence of humankind and our lusts.
  • The term implies something less than the ideal outcome of a war: reservation, equivocation, ambiguity, limitation—substitutes for victory. Between War and Peace
  • He means that death repeals the whole implied adventure of being missing, and a certain tantalising ambiguity enters the picture.
  • The output from a character recogniser requires further processing to reduce the ambiguity and hence increase the accuracy of recognition.
  • Fortunately, for the advocates of both schools of thought, the brief text contains sufficient ambiguity to support a colorable claim for either position.
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