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English definition of “ambiguity”

ambiguity

noun [C or U]     /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
(Definition of ambiguity noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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