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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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Given an ambiguous game G = (N, A, [THETA], M, [OMEGA], U), suppose that, for any pure strategy profile [rho], [m.sub.[rho].sub.i] ([B.sup.[rho].sub.i]) = [[xi].sup.[rho].sub.i], [m.sup.[rho].sub.i] ([[THETA].sup.[rho].sub.i]) = 1 - [[xi].sup.[rho].sub.i] [B.sup.[rho].sub.i] [subset] [[THETA].sup.[rho].sub.i], and [[omega].sup.[rho].sub.i] [member of] [[OMEGA].sub.i];.
3 cases presented as phenotypically female with virilised external genitalia, while only one of them showed ambiguous genitalia (Table 4).
Sections III and IV present our main experiment in which we offer a large group of subjects the choice to bid from their own money for either a risky or an ambiguous prospect, using first-price sealed-bid auctions.
Ambiguous Adventure foretells a grim future of a global monoculture, dramatizing the swift ruin of a people who must choose between marginalization and assimilation.
"I guess it's ambiguous whether or not certain things are happening, and it definitely raises a few questions," says Durkin, "but the goal was to raise those questions because they're Martha's questions."
The final result likely will hinge on whether courts consider the regulations to be a reasonable interpretation of ambiguous Code provisions.
"Since all national histories are at best morally ambiguous, it's an open question whether citizens should love their countries."
Pauline Boss (2006), Loss, Trauma, and Resilience; Therapeutic Work With Ambiguous Loss, New York: Norton, 251 pp., $27,50 (hardcover), ISBN: 0393704491.
Summary: New Delhi [India], Aug 16 (ANI): The Congress on Friday termed as "somewhat ambiguous" remarks by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh that India follows 'no first use' policy regarding nuclear weapons and what happens in the future will depend on "circumstances".
According to an April 12 announcement, the Advisory Committee, which reports to the Judicial Council, resolved at its March 2019 meeting to publish the possible rules revisions addressing the ambiguous nature of the word "shall" in the rules.
KEYWORDS: Ambiguous genitalia, Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia, Disorder of Sex Development.
These losses, referred to as ambiguous losses by Pauline Boss (1999), refer to physical or psychological experiences that are not as identifiable as traditional losses such as death and that are unclear to both the people who are connected to them and society as a whole.