Meaning of “ambiguous” in the English Dictionary

"ambiguous" in English

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ambiguousadjective

uk /æmˈbɪɡ.ju.əs/ us /æmˈbɪɡ.ju.əs/

C2 having or expressing more than one possible meaning, 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 /æmˈbɪɡ.ju.əs.li/ us /æmˈbɪɡ.ju.əs.li/

Some questions were badly or ambiguously worded.

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

"ambiguous" in American English

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ambiguousadjective

us /æmˈbɪɡ·ju·əs/

having or expressing more than one possible meaning, 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 /æmˈbɪɡjuəs/ us

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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However, would a ban on the extreme right not be an extraordinary acknowledgement of political weakness, in view of the ambiguous fascinations which it exerts over part of public opinion?
Experience has demonstrated that these measures are wrongly or unequally applied since they are ambiguous or incomplete, or can no longer be applied due to changes in the sector.
We have to admit that this is a political issue, but at the same time, we must not allow everything to hinge on the highly ambiguous concept of net balances.
There is too little differentiation between the levies, and the link between the noise charges and the expenses is, in my view, an ambiguous one.
The research is ambiguous.
The scope of the directive has once again been extended, and will now affect some 6 000 occupations, and perhaps even more, given how ambiguous the text is.
I abstained on this ambiguous paragraph.
Moreover, the regulation resolves the problem of the ambiguous legal basis of the handbook by creating a proper legal instrument containing all the basic principles and rules relating to borders.
The form, however, is still highly ambiguous.
The report is, though, ambiguous on one point, that is, on whether pilot services should fall within the scope of the decision.