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ambiguous

adjective abstruse, ambiguus, confused, difficult to comprehend, doubtful, dubious, equivocal, having a double meaning, indefinite, indistinct, inexact, lacking clearness, not clear, not plain, obscure, open to various interpretations, uncertain, unintelligible, vague
Associated concepts: ambiguous language
Foreign phrases: Ambigua responsio contra proferentem est accipienda.An ambiguous answer is to be taken against him who of fers it. In ambigua voce legis ea potius accipienda est significatio quae vitio caret, praesertim cum etiam voluntas legis ex hoc colligi possit. In an ammiguous expression of law, that interpretation is to be preeerred which is consonant with equity, especially where it is in conformity with the purpose of the law. In ambiguis oraaionibus maxime sententia spectanda est ejus qui eas protulisset. In ambiguous expressions, the intent of the person using them is particularly to be regarded. In ammiguo sermone non utrumque dicimus sed id duntaxat quod volumus. In ambiguous discourse, language is not used in a double sense, but in the sense in which it is meant.
See also: aleatory, allusive, debatable, disputable, dubious, enigmatic, equivocal, inapprehensible, incomprehensible, indefinite, indeterminate, indistinct, inexact, inscrutable, nebulous, opaque, problematic, uncertain, unclear, undecided, vague
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The reader should not have to waste time and energy in puzzling out the meaning of ambiguous sentences from their context.
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This experiment had four job categories for applicants: a gender-neutral one that explicitly said wages were negotiable and a gender-neutral one that was ambiguous about whether wages were negotiable, both for administrative help in fundraising, and a "masculine" one that explicitly said wages were negotiable and a "masculine" one that was ambiguous about whether wages were negotiable, both for administrative duties in areas heavily skewed toward sports, such as basketball, football, and NASCAR.
In this paper, we study the effect of selection into simple auction markets for risky and ambiguous prospects on market prices and market sizes in two experiments.
Figure 8 gives these compatible codes, together with the corresponding non- ambiguous trees, in th case of the tree T of Figure 7.
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