doubtfulness or uncertainty of meaning or intention: to speak with ambiguity; an ambiguity of manner. an unclear, indefinite, or equivocal word, expression, meaning, etc.: a contract free of ambiguities; the ambiguities of modern poetry. Contemporary Examples It left at least some ambiguity regarding the siege Israel has clamped on Gaza since 2007. Israel and Hamas […]
open to or having several possible meanings or interpretations; equivocal: an ambiguous answer. Linguistics. (of an expression) exhibiting constructional homonymity; having two or more structural descriptions, as the sequence Flying planes can be dangerous. of doubtful or uncertain nature; difficult to comprehend, distinguish, or classify: a rock of ambiguous character. lacking clearness or definiteness; obscure; […]
- Ambiguous nucleus
ambiguous nucleus ambiguous nucleus n. A slender longitudinal column of motor neurons in the ventrolateral region of the medulla oblongata, whose efferent fibers leave with the vagus and glossopharyngeal nerves and innervate the striated muscle fibers of the pharynx and the vocal cord muscles of the larynx.
- Ambiguous external genitalia
ambiguous external genitalia ambiguous external genitalia am·big·u·ous external genitalia (ām-bĭg’yōō-əs) n. External genitalia that physically do not appear to be either male or female in form.