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am•big•u•ous



Pronunciation: (am-big'yOO-us), [key]
adj.
1. open to or having several possible meanings or interpretations; equivocal: an ambiguous answer.
2. Ling.(of an expression) exhibiting constructional homonymity; having two or more structural descriptions, as the sequence Flying planes can be dangerous.
3. of doubtful or uncertain nature; difficult to comprehend, distinguish, or classify: a rock of ambiguous character.
4. lacking clearness or definiteness; obscure; indistinct: an ambiguous shape; an ambiguous future.

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