ambiguous: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (am-big'y-us), [key]
— adj.
  1. open to or having several possible meanings or interpretations; equivocal: an ambiguous answer.
  2. (of an expression) exhibiting constructional homonymity; having two or more structural descriptions, as the sequence Flying planes can be dangerous.
  3. of doubtful or uncertain nature; difficult to comprehend, distinguish, or classify: a rock of ambiguous character.
  4. lacking clearness or definiteness; obscure; indistinct: an ambiguous shape; an ambiguous future.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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