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Date: 1500-1600
Language: Latin
Origin: ambiguus, from ambigere 'to wander around', from ambi- ( AMBI-) + agere 'to drive'

ambiguous

adjective
     
am‧big‧u‧ous
something that is ambiguous is unclear, confusing, or not certain, especially because it can be understood in more than one way [≠ unambiguous]:
The language in the Minister's statement is highly ambiguous.
His role in the affair is ambiguous.
ambiguously adverb:
The legislation had been ambiguously worded.

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