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"ambiguous" in British English

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ambiguousadjective

uk   us   /æmˈbɪɡ.ju.əs/
C2 having or ​expressing more than one ​possiblemeaning, sometimes ​intentionally: His ​reply to my ​question was ​somewhat ambiguous. The ​wording of the ​agreement is ambiguous. The ​government has been ambiguous on this ​issue.

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ambiguously
adverb uk   us   /-li/
Some ​questions were ​badly or ambiguously ​worded.
(Definition of ambiguous from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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ambiguousadjective

 us   /æmˈbɪɡ·ju·əs/
having or ​expressing more than one ​possiblemeaning, sometimes ​intentionally: The movie’s ​ending is ambiguous.
(Definition of ambiguous from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"ambiguous" in Business English

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ambiguousadjective

uk   us   /æmˈbɪɡjuəs/
having more than one possible ​meaning, and therefore likely to cause confusion: Many ​companies are ​appealing against the ​ruling, because the ​wording is ambiguous.
(Definition of ambiguous from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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