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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


Synonymsequivocalness


Broader (hypernym)unclearness


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


Antonymsunambiguity, unequivocalness









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