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Definition of Ambiguity

Ambiguity

  1. The quality or state of being ambiguous; doubtfulness or uncertainty, particularly as to the signification of language, arising from its admitting of more than one meaning; an equivocal word or expression.

Ambiguity Quotations

There is no greater impediment to the advancement of knowledge than the ambiguity of words. - Thomas Reid
There is no greater impediment to the advancement of knowledge than the ambiguity of words.
Thomas Reid

On the road from the City of Skepticism, I had to pass through the Valley of Ambiguity.
Adam Smith

Neurosis is the inability to tolerate ambiguity.
Sigmund Freud

The goal is to live a full, productive life even with all that ambiguity. No matter what happens, whether the cancer never flares up again or whether you die, the important thing is that the days that you have had you will have lived.
Gilda Radner

We've never thought too deeply about the roles things like forgetting or partisanship or inefficiency or ambiguity or hypocrisy play in our political or social life. It's been impossible to get rid of them, so we took them for granted, and we kind of thought, naively, that they're always the enemy.
Evgeny Morozov
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Ambiguity Translations

ambiguity in German is Doppelsinnigkeit
ambiguity in Italian is equivoco
ambiguity in Swedish is tvetydighet
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