ambiguity, vagueness

ambiguity, vagueness
إِبهام (غُموض)‏ \ ambiguity, vagueness.

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  • vagueness — index ambiguity, confusion (ambiguity), doubt (indecision), ignorance, incertitude, indistinctness …   Law dictionary

  • ambiguity — I noun abstruseness, ambiguitas, bafflement, bewilderment, confounded meaning, confused meaning, confusion, disconcertion, doubtful meaning, doubtfulness, dubiety, dubiousness, duplexity in meaning, equivocalness, equivocation, incertitude,… …   Law dictionary

  • ambiguity — [n] uncertainty of meaning doubleentendre, double meaning, doubt, doubtfulness, dubiety, dubiousness, enigma, equivocacy, equivocality, equivocation, incertitude, inconclusiveness, indefiniteness, indeterminateness, obscurity, puzzle,… …   New thesaurus

  • Ambiguity — Sir John Tenniel s illustration of the Caterpillar for Lewis Carroll s Alice s Adventures in Wonderland is noted for its ambiguous central figure, whose head can be viewed as being a human male s face with a pointed nose and pointy chin or being… …   Wikipedia

  • ambiguity — /am bi gyooh i tee/, n., pl. ambiguities. 1. doubtfulness or uncertainty of meaning or intention: to speak with ambiguity; an ambiguity of manner. 2. an unclear, indefinite, or equivocal word, expression, meaning, etc.: a contract free of… …   Universalium

  • ambiguity — [[t]æ̱mbɪgju͟ːɪti[/t]] ambiguities 1) N VAR If you say that there is ambiguity in something, you mean that it is unclear or confusing, or it can be understood in more than one way. There is considerable ambiguity about what this part of the… …   English dictionary

  • ambiguity — I (Roget s IV) n. Syn. doubtfulness, incertitude, vagueness, double meaning; see uncertainty 2 . II (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun 1. The quality or state of being ambiguous: ambiguousness, cloudiness, equivocalness, indefiniteness, nebulousness,… …   English dictionary for students

  • vagueness — I (Roget s IV) n. Syn. imprecision, ambiguity, obscurity, double entendre; see confusion 2 , uncertainty 1 , 2 . II (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun The quality or state of being ambiguous: ambiguity, ambiguousness, cloudiness, equivo calness,… …   English dictionary for students

  • ambiguity — noun the ambiguity of the rule made it impossible to follow Syn: vagueness, obscurity, abstruseness, doubtfulness, uncertainty; formal dubiety; ambivalence, equivocation, double meaning …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • ambiguity — Synonyms and related words: Janus, ambivalence, amphibologism, amphibology, amphiboly, antinomy, asymmetry, biformity, bifurcation, cavil, conjugation, counterword, dichotomy, disproportion, disproportionateness, dodge, double entendre, double… …   Moby Thesaurus

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