ambiguous name

ambiguous name

[am′big·yə·wəs ′nām]
(computer science)
A name of a file or other item which is only partially specified; it is useful in conducting a search of all the items to which it might apply.
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Surely we should not hide this away in an ambiguous name.
If you are a woman with a sexually ambiguous name, you are more likely to succeed.
As Hany makes the switch, he discovers that being a Christian will disadvantage him further in the school hierarchy and keeps his religion a secret, thanks to an ambiguous name.
The study found that when partners were asked to move an object with an ambiguous name, they would hesitate longer when the speaker was a friend.
The indices distinguish these concepts and the concepts are linked to the ambiguous name.
Damien said: "Having a female name felt like flat-out deception so I asked if we could pick an ambiguous name like Lesley, Alex or Sam.
But by repeatedly misgendering Bal as "him" in her commentary, Gabler-Hover does more than simply misinterpret an admittedly ambiguous name, she misconstrues the strong feminist agenda inherent to Bal's methodologies which unconventionally seek free play between verbal and figural domains.
Our small size and ambiguous name suggest a need for change.
This let a first-rank fanzine editor conceal her sex for years, simply by using her ambiguous name, Lee Hoffman.
For example, the NameTag DataBlade module recognizes an ambiguous name such as "Monte Carlo" which could be referred to as a simulation method, a city, a mountain, or a car.
In addition, the Microsoft Exchange DMS Directory Access Protocol (DAP) Address Book Provider is the only technology that allows users to perform ambiguous name resolution against an X.
Many of these entities have been given simple and ambiguous names such as Euler's function, Euler's equation, and Euler's formula.