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ambiguity

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishambiguityam‧bi‧gu‧i‧ty /ˌæmbɪˈɡjuːəti/ ●○○ AWL noun (plural ambiguities) [countable, uncountable] 🔊 🔊 the state of being unclear, confusing, or not certain, or things that produce this effectambiguity in 🔊 There was an element of ambiguity in the president’s reply. 🔊 legal ambiguities
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ambiguityBottom-up parsers are very susceptible to problems arising from lexical ambiguity.Thus, a trace of ambiguity in the data can lower success rate.Grinding the coffee beans he pondered life's smaller ambiguities.The design of policy has to take into account the ambiguity of the welfare analysis outlined in the previous section.But they recognised the ambiguities, and based their paper on wider evidence, and were prompted by concern for conservation.This description owes its quaint sound partly to its antiquity, and partly to ambiguity.
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