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an expression whose meaning cannot be determined from its context

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Hypothesis 2(b): There will be a negative relationship between extraversion and role ambiguity.
Hypothesis 3(b): There will be a negative relationship between openness to experience and role ambiguity.
But once we understand that context disambiguates, then ambiguity is not a problem - it's something you can take advantage of, because you can reuse easy words in different contexts over and over again," he said.
For an ironic example of ambiguity, the word "mean" can be used to indicate or signify, but it can also refer to an intention or purpose, something offensive or nasty, or the mathematical average of a set of numbers.
In this framework, the ambiguity found in the risk factors section affects investment decisions and influences investor interest in the IPO.
The second prediction we test is that the degree of ambiguity in information signals affects excess returns.
Carter pursues the ambiguity at the heart of encountering the other through an investigation of the urban spaces that are allegedly designed to invite and facilitate meetings.
The main issue that Lumby identifies is the ambiguity criss-crossing commentaries by both media personalities and academics who either treat children as innocent and pure or as "unnaturally corruptible.
On the other hand, a person with high intolerance for ambiguity (INTFA) will tend to see and construe an ambiguous situation as threatening (Budner, 1962); and approach it in a concrete, stereotype manner, displaying anxiousness and discomfort, and possibly try to avoid the incident (Geller et al.
They are aware of the effect created, as they are involved in this aspect, but if quizzed about the source of ambiguity, they will find it difficult to verbalize what prompts their response.
2002) developed a more complete conceptual framework for role ambiguity in sporting teams.
Finally, job ambiguity is proposed to relate to accountability such that as ambiguity increases, accountability decreases.
Then in June, 1950, that ambiguity was hardened when North Korea attacked South Korea beginning the Korean War.
In their article, they acknowledge ambiguity resulting from imprecise parameter estimates, but they treat it in an ambiguity-neutral way.
There is, however, little direct evidence for the effect of individual ambiguity attitudes on market outcomes and, vice versa, of the effect of market interaction and market institutions on ambiguity attitudes.