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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 am·big·u·ous /æmˈbɪgjəwəs/

From: Network Terminology


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Am·big·u·ous a.  Doubtful or uncertain, particularly in respect to signification; capable of being understood in either of two or more possible senses; equivocal; as, an ambiguous course; an ambiguous expression.
 What have been thy answers? What but dark,
 Ambiguous, and with double sense deluding?   --Milton.
 Syn: -- Doubtful; dubious; uncertain; unsettled; indistinct; indeterminate; indefinite. See Equivocal.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: open to two or more interpretations; or of uncertain nature
             or significance; or (often) intended to mislead; "an
             equivocal statement"; "the polling had a complex and
             equivocal (or ambiguous) message for potential female
             candidates"; "the officer's equivocal behavior
             increased the victim's uneasiness"; "popularity is an
             equivocal crown"; "an equivocal response to an
             embarrassing question" [syn: equivocal] [ant: unequivocal]
      2: having more than one possible meaning; "ambiguous words";
         "frustrated by ambiguous instructions, the parents were
         unable to assemble the toy" [ant: unambiguous]
      3: having no intrinsic or objective meaning; not organized in
         conventional patterns; "an ambiguous situation with no
         frame of reference"; "ambiguous inkblots"