[am-bi-gyoo-i-tee] /ˌæm bɪˈgyu ɪ ti/
noun, plural ambiguities.
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.
noun (pl) -ties
the possibility of interpreting an expression in two or more distinct ways
an instance of this, as in the sentence they are cooking apples
vagueness or uncertainty of meaning: there are several ambiguities in the situation
c.1400, “uncertainty, doubt, indecision, hesitation,” also from Medieval Latin ambiguitatem (nominative ambiguitas) “double meaning, equivocalness, double sense,” noun of state from ambiguus (see ambiguous).
[noh-neym] /ˈnoʊˌneɪm/ adjective 1. packaged and sold without a brand name and usually at a lower price than similar items with brand names; generic: a can of no-name dog food. adjective without a brand name adj. 1978, “not having made a name in one’s profession,” originally American English sporting jargon, from no + name (n.).
[uh-mend] /əˈmɛnd/ verb (used with object) 1. to alter, modify, rephrase, or add to or subtract from (a motion, bill, constitution, etc.) by formal procedure: Congress may amend the proposed tax bill. 2. to change for the better; improve: to amend one’s ways. Synonyms: ameliorate, better. Antonyms: worsen. 3. to remove or correct faults in; […]
[an-l-it-ik] /ˌæn lˈɪt ɪk/ adjective 1. pertaining to or proceeding by analysis (opposed to ). 2. skilled in or habitually using analysis. 3. (of a language) characterized by a relatively frequent use of function words, auxiliary verbs, and changes in word order to express syntactic relations, rather than of inflected forms. Compare (def 3), (def […]
[an-uh-mey-shuh n] /ˌæn əˈmeɪ ʃən/ noun 1. quality; liveliness; vivacity; spirit: to talk with animation. 2. an act or instance of or enlivening. 3. the state or condition of being . 4. the process of preparing cartoons. /ˌænɪˈmeɪʃən/ noun 1. liveliness; vivacity 2. the condition of being alive 3. n. 1590s, “action of imparting life,” […]