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English noun: ambiguity

1. ambiguity (communication) an expression whose meaning cannot be determined from its context

Broader (hypernym)expression, locution, saying

Narrower (hyponym)amphibology, amphiboly, double entendre, loophole, parisology

2. ambiguity (attribute) unclearness by virtue of having more than one meaning


Broader (hypernym)unclearness

Narrower (hyponym)equivocation, evasiveness, lexical ambiguity, no man's land, polysemy, prevarication, twilight zone

Antonymsunambiguity, unequivocalness

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