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unambiguous

Syllabification: un·am·big·u·ous
Pronunciation: /ˌənamˈbiɡyo͞oəs
 
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Definition of unambiguous in English:

adjective

Not open to more than one interpretation: instructions should be unambiguous
More example sentences
  • When societies tend to get hard on drugs and give a clear and unambiguous message, drug use goes down.
  • Having said that, I must say that a clear message from unambiguous voices is coming from Pakistan.
  • Such an intention must be clearly manifested by unmistakable and unambiguous language.

Derivatives

unambiguity

1
Pronunciation: /-ˌambəˈɡyo͞oətē/
noun
Example sentences
  • You should all be ‘pedantic old farts’ about unambiguity in words, because no-one else is going to stop them from becoming completely malleable (or, put another way - completely meaningless.)
  • He responded with a gesture of remarkable unambiguity.
  • Another difference is that obvious unambiguity can be used in the interface to hint at shortcuts.

unambiguously

2
adverb
Example sentences
  • Kaye hears his voice more clearly and unambiguously than I do, a clarity of conviction that I envy.
  • Pflueger said that the country is clearly and unambiguously headed for the EU.
  • Only one story about tattoos seems to have an unambiguously positive meaning.

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