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Synonyms for ambiguity

an expression whose meaning cannot be determined from its context

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For example, in (43) below recognizing one of the ambiguities assists in getting the other one:
Errors--mostly caused by ambiguities such as sound-alike words (to, too, two)--still have to be corrected, but for the most part the programs are effective.
There seems indeed an inevitability that what is at heart an Aristotelian definition of the poietes terminates in some such assertion of the contrast between certainties arrived at through the complex ambiguities of experience, on the one side, and the demonstrable certainty of syllogistic, anti-poetic logic, on the other.
Strategies for enhancing student learning by managing ambiguities in clinical settings.
It's stuff in flux, an interzone in which Gallo implies that the ambiguities of knowledge and understanding are most likely to be pinned down.
As a result, one emerges from it with an understanding of a significant cultural cause for some of the contradictions and ambiguities in the plays under scrutiny and with a greater appreciation of the instability and the anomalies of military thinking and practices during the final years of Elizabeth's reign.
That book profoundly influenced Hofstadter as a youngster, and in this revision, he updates the text to clarify ambiguities and to make it generally more accessible to mathematicians and nonspecialists alike.
Its source is Herman Melville's 1852 novel ``Pierre, or The Ambiguities,'' which was even more viciously criticized at the time of its release than the author's previous, metaphor-laden experiment.
By reporting our students' process of enacting the play - a process that highlighted the provocative ambiguities of Bonner's text - we hope to attract wider attention to The Purple Flower, whose unusual form and indeterminate message give it historical significance as well as current potential to foster interracial discussions in the classroom or theater.
The project explored dualities and ambiguities of inside and outside, under and over which are reiterated in both the Chapel and the Ruskin Library.
Whether Fisk is correct or not in his assessment of the "new simplicity" as characterized by "intellectual flabbiness and a fuzzy blend of platitudes from miscellaneous sources," the point he makes about not using religious music as a way to avoid life's ambiguities and troubles is well taken.
Extends the description of each service to remove ambiguities about its expected behavior
I suspect that most of the time we speak of ambiguity we are referring, if not actually to crude ambiguities, then at least to larger and more obvious ones, belonging to earlier stages of our investigating, understanding, or meaning something, and that ambiguity is as much a matter of perception as it is of something to be perceived.
Tirelli often works with deviations of perspective, perceptual "slips," and spatial incongruities of vision, from which optical ambiguities cannot help but arise.
Starting from apparent ambiguities in Leonardo's work, ambiguities which have given rise to divergent interpretations over the years, the author brings out the complexity of the painting, and its multiple meanings.