ambiguity ambiguity  /ˌæmbɪ� ˈ�ju ə ti/


  1. (n) an expression whose meaning cannot be determined from its context
  2. (n) unclearness by virtue of having more than one meaning


  1. That was a dramatic break with Washington's traditional ambiguity on the question, designed in part to avoid emboldening Taiwanese leaders to declare independence.
  2. In its ambiguity, complexity and excess, the system expresses a lot about who we are as a nation.
  3. In practice, ambiguity can be a good thing, says Emily Jackson, a professor of law at the London School of Economics.


  1. SPX and BKX Updates: No Material Change

    The market remains in the ambiguous zone. I remain marginally in favor of the bears, but am limiting myself to low risk trades, given the ambiguity. Let's take a look at the Philadelphia
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Nasdaq

  2. Stocks Deflate as Global Stimulus Hopes Ebb

    NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Major U.S. stock markets dropped Tuesday as investor hopes for an expansion of coordinated global stimulus measures ebbed after the Bank of Japan elected not to implement more government bond purchases. Adding to the uncertainty was sustained ambiguity as to when the Federal Reserve might scale back its easing efforts, and the beginning of the German constitutional court ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source:

  3. Obama and Xi Conclude Summit, Ambiguity on Cyber Remaining

    RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. – President Barack Obama used an unusually lengthy and informal desert summit to present Chinese Communist Party leader Xi Jinping with detailed evidence of intellectual property theft emanating from his country, as a top U.S. official declared … The post Obama and Xi Conclude Summit, Ambiguity on Cyber Remaining appeared first on The Epoch Times .
    on June 9, 2013     Source: The Epoch Times

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  1. He said: "I am deeply patriotic and I never want to believe anything bad about this country. But the conclusions of the report are absolutely clear. There is no doubt, no ambiguity."
    on Jun 22, 2010 By: David Cameron Source: People's World

  2. "We need to be as prepared for ambiguity as we are prepared for certainty," says Williams, a New Jersey native who has blogged about "The Sopranos" on
    on Jun 6, 2007 By: Brian Williams Source: Forbes

  3. "We're dealing with a level of ambiguity that I don't believe is a good sign in a would-be commander in chief in a time of war," said Giuliani, who has positioned himself as the one Republican able to thwart another Clinton presidency.
    on Oct 6, 2007 By: Rudy Giuliani Source: Washington Post

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