noun (plural ambiguities)[mass noun]
- The quality of being open to more than one interpretation; inexactness: we can detect no ambiguity in this section of the Act [count noun]: ambiguities in such questions are potentially very dangerousMore example sentences
- It is sure to retain its ambiguity, its complexity, and its centrality in human life.
- So any question of ambiguity is really dealt with in accordance with those ordinary principles.
- In my opinion, since there is no ambiguity or uncertainty, the application of this rule does not arise.
late Middle English: from Old French ambiguite or Latin ambiguitas, from ambiguus 'doubtful' (see ambiguous).