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noun American English pronunciation: ambiguity /ˌæmbɪˈɡjuəti/ 
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  1. 1
    [countable] something that is not clear because it has more than one possible meaning

    There seem to be some ambiguities in the rules.

    1. a.
      [uncountable] a lack of clear and exact use of words, so that more than one meaning is possible

      Try to avoid ambiguity and keep your comments brief.

  2. 2
    [countable/uncountable] a confusing mixture of feelings or ideas that makes something hard to understand

    Her stories are full of moral ambiguities.

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