ambiguous case

ambiguous case

[am¦big·yə·wəs ′kās]
(mathematics)
For the solution of a plane triangle, the case in which two sides and the angle opposite one of them is given, and there are two distinct solutions.
For the solution of a spherical triangle, the case in which two sides and the angle opposite one of them is given, or two angles and the side opposite one of them is given, and there are two distinct solutions.
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AD) disclosing both the triumph of human ingenuity in conquering the desert through large-scale human settlement and agricultural development as well as a striking and as yet ambiguous case of wholesale systemic collapse.
The countries discussed are South Africa, China, North Korea, Japan, India, Pakistan, and "the ambiguous case of" Iran.
The Moroccan authorities are seriously following this case and gave instructions to the prosecutor at the court of appeal in Marrakech to open an inquiry to elucidate the circumstances of this ambiguous case," Communication Minister, government spokesman Khalid Naciri said on Thursday.
That is the only unshakeable fact in what the author tags "a book about a thoroughly ambiguous case.
She asks the reader to consider intriguing "thought experiments," "what if" scenarios, and intentionally ambiguous case exemplars throughout.
In experiment I with unambiguous case markers it is shown that the typically developing children proceed from animacy to the nominative (predominantly in coalition with the initial NP) to agreement, while in the second experiment with ambiguous case markers these children turn from animacy to the initial NP and then to agreement.
That's the best you can expect of them if it's a truly ambiguous case.
Yet how successful Sillitoe will be in convincing them to 'listen to the natives' is difficult to predict, for the Wola seem to present an ambiguous case of environmental wisdom.
A less ambiguous case is that of the California suburbs of Rolling Hills, Indian Wells, Bradbury, and Hidden Hills.
Based on a single ambiguous case, the Ford administration ordered a crash vaccination program that killed 58 people through side effects before it was aborted.
7,8) Pathology analyses are further confounded by ambiguous cases diagnosed as "indefinite for dysplasia," which results in repeated endoscopies and pathology analyses.
For ambiguous cases, meticulous attention to morphology and a battery of immunohistochemical studies may be required.