Definition of Ambiguity:
Doubtfulness of meaning, or uncertainty of intention, that makes a document capable of being understood in two or more senses. Ambiguity is commonly of two types (1) Latent ambiguity is not readily apparent from the language or text of a document, but arises when the document is ■■■■■■■■ or interpreted together with another document, and (2) Patent ambiguity arises directly from the language or text of the document itself.
The quality of being open to more than one interpretation; inexactness.
Synonyms of Ambiguity
Janus, Ambivalence, Amphibologism, Amphibology, Amphiboly, Antinomy, Asymmetry, Biformity, Bifurcation, Cavil, Conjugation, Counterword, Dichotomy, Disproportion, Disproportionateness, Dodge, Double entendre, Double meaning, Double-talk, Doubleness, Doublethink, Doubling, Dualism, Duality, Duplexity, Duplication, Duplicity, Equivocacy, Equivocal, Equivocality, Equivocalness, Equivocation, Equivoque, Evasion, Haggling, Hair-splitting, Halving, Hedge, Heresy, Heterodoxy, Heterogeneity, Impenetrability, Imprecision, Inapprehensibility, Inarticulateness, Incognizability, Incoherence, Incommensurability, Incompatibility, Incomprehensibility, Inconclusiveness, Incongruity, Inconsistency, Inconsonance, Indefiniteness, Indistinctness, Inscrutability, Irony, Irreconcilability, Nonconformability, Nonconformity, Numinousness, Obscurity, Oxymoron, Pairing, Paradox, Polarity, Polysemant, Polysemousness, Portmanteau word, Pun, Quibbling, Ramblingness, Self-contradiction, Shift, Squinting construction, Subterfuge, Tergiversation, Twinning, Two-facedness, Twoness, Uncertainty, Unconformability, Unconformity, Unconnectedness, Unfathomableness, Unintelligibility, Unknowability, Unorthodoxy, Unsearchableness, Vagueness, Weasel word, Ambivalence, Equivocation
How to use Ambiguity in a sentence?
- We can detect no ambiguity in this section of the Act.
- High quality speakers have a few qualities in common: they speak clearly, enunciate, and leave little ambiguity between their meaning and message.
- The apparent ambiguity of the sentence being used had such a broad concept of meaning that it could have applied to a number of situations.
- The trial attorney carefully introduced ambiguity into his summation, in order to appeal to the varied personalities of the twelve jurors.
Meaning of Ambiguity & Ambiguity Definition