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What's the meaning of  "ambiguous"?
1. open to or having several possible meanings or interpretations; equivocal: an ambiguous answer. 
2. Linguistics. (of an expression) exhibiting constructional homonymity; having two or more structural descriptions, as the sequence Flying planes can be dangerous.
3. of doubtful or uncertain nature; difficult to comprehend, distinguish, or classify: a rock of ambiguous character. 
4. lacking clearness or definiteness; obscure; indistinct: an ambiguous shape; an ambiguous future. 

1. dubious, vague, indeterminate, unclassifiable, anomalous. 2. puzzling, enigmatic, problematic.

The ambiguous law did not make a clear distinction between the new and old land boundary.
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Author: annagold38
Main topic: TOEFL
Topic: English-English
Published: 02.11.2009




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