Meaning of AMBIGUITY in English

AMBIGUITY

/ ˌæmbɪˈgjuːəti; NAmE / noun ( pl. -ies )

1.

[ U ] the state of having more than one possible meaning :

Write clear definitions in order to avoid ambiguity.

2.

[ C ] a word or statement that can be understood in more than one way :

There were several inconsistencies and ambiguities in her speech.

3.

[ C , U ] the state of being difficult to understand or explain because of involving many different aspects :

You must understand the ambiguity of my position.

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WORD ORIGIN

late Middle English : from Old French ambiguite or Latin ambiguitas , from ambiguus doubtful(from ambigere waver, go around, from ambi- both ways + agere to drive).

Oxford Advanced Learner's English Dictionary.      Оксфордский английский словарь для изучающик язык на продвинутом уровне.