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ambiguity

noun [C or U] uk   /ˌæm.bɪˈɡjuː.ɪ.ti/ us    /-ə.t̬i/
C2 (an example of) the fact of something having more than one possible meaning and therefore possibly causing confusion: We wish to remove any ambiguity concerning our demands. There are some ambiguities in the legislation.Difficult to understandComplicated and difficult to doPuzzle and confuse
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