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"ambiguity" in English

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ambiguitynoun [ C or U ]

uk /ˌæm.bɪˈɡjuː.ə.ti/ us /ˌæm.bɪˈɡjuː.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.

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(Definition of “ambiguity” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"ambiguity" in American English

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ambiguitynoun [ C/U ]

us /ˌæm·bɪˈɡjuɪ·t̬i/

a situation or statement that is unclear because it can be understood in more than one way:

[ C ] This is a first step toward clarifying things, but there are still many ambiguities.
intentional ambiguity literature

Intentional ambiguity is the use of language or images to suggest more than one meaning at the same time, esp. in a poem.

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"ambiguity" in Business English

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ambiguitynoun [ C or U ]

uk /ˌæmbɪˈɡjuːəti/ us plural ambiguities

a situation in which something has more than one possible meaning and may therefore cause confusion, or an example of this:

We wish to remove any ambiguity concerning our demands.
There are still some ambiguities in the contract.

the state of being uncertain:

ambiguity about sth You need to clear up any ambiguity about the agency's fundamental purpose.

(Definition of “ambiguity” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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I might add to that list the ambiguity of the brief article devoted to contracts expressed in national currencies, as are the vast majority of contracts existing today.
Such ambiguity carries with it the risk that the directive’s provisions will be open to broad interpretations, which would have serious consequences for small and medium-sized entrepreneurs and consumers.
There should be no ambiguity on useless mega-infrastructures or on nuclear power or on windfall funds for projects that are not good ones.
However, in all of these reports, there is link between the craft industries and small enterprises which could lead to confusion or ambiguity.
There is an ambiguity here, because amendment of the annex - which will be necessary - has to be done by the legislator, having consulted the authority on the scientific aspects.
I think there is a duty to remove this ambiguity: do we want to create an ethics committee or extend the role and responsibilities of the group of advisers?
Therefore, there is too much ambiguity.
At the same time, of course, we have tried to see how we could improve the whole legal framework to avoid this kind of ambiguity in the future.
I find this a very dangerous precedent and moreover - legal clarity was mentioned a moment ago - the definitions used are remarkable for their legal ambiguity.
The second ambiguity is we are told that the new directive will enable the market to be opened in a gradual and controlled fashion.