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ambiguity

[‚am·bə′gyü·əd·ē]
(electronics)
The condition in which a synchro system or servosystem seeks more than one null position.
(navigation)
The condition in which navigation coordinates derived from a navigational instrument define more than one point, direction, line of position, or surface of position.

Ambiguity

Delphic oracle
ultimate authority in ancient Greece; often speaks in ambiguous terms. [Gk. Hist.: Leach, 305]
Iseult’s vow
pledge to husband has double meaning. [Arth. Legend: Tristan]
Loxias
epithet of Apollo, meaning “ambiguous” in reference to his practically uninterpretable oracles. [Gk. Myth.: Zimmer-man, 26]
Pooh-Bah
different opinion for every one of his offices. [Br. Opera: The Mikado, Magill I, 591–592]
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1988-1993: An attempt was made to limit the protection of the WPA only if it was their employer's violation of law, later not consistent with the clear and unambiguous language of MCLA 15.362.
2(b) is unambiguous; and (2) the State presented sufficient evidence to support the jury's finding that the defendant was in a "significant romantic or sexual relationship" with the victim when the offense occurred.
The mufti mentioned in his statement a number of Quranic verses which prove that the topic of inheritance is closed as the Quranic text is clear and unambiguous. Islam is keen on equalising between males and females but the amount of inheritance does not depend on gender, but Allah's will.
The mandate of UN Peace missions should be comprehensive and unambiguous and they should hold reasonable resources.
'Mandates must be precise, unambiguous and appropriately resourced, ' she stressed, adding that it was also necessary to rationalize and prioritize mandated tasks.
"President Trump agreed with Prime Minister May that the Government of the Russian Federation must provide unambiguous answers regarding how this chemical weapon, developed in Russia, came to be used in the United Kingdom," the White House said in a brief statement on the call.
Summary: New Delhi [India], June 22 (ANI): Pawan Kumar Agarwal, Chief Executive Officer of the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) said Thursday that the FSSAI is committed to ensuring robust and unambiguous standards for food supplements with the help of industry.
It is very important that leaders act urgently to repair the damage done by these pardons, and to do so, to undo this damage in a way that is clear, comprehensive and unambiguous, in as clear, unambiguous, and urgent manner as possible," said the US Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs, Hoyt Brian Yee, in Skopje Thursday after holding talks with Macedonia's political leaders.
It is very important that leaders act urgently to repair the damage done by these pardons, and to do so, to undo this damage in a way that is clear, comprehensive and unambiguous, in as clear, unambiguous, and urgent manner as possible," said US Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Hoyt Brian Yee in Skopje Thursday.
Activist Xhabir Derala in Sloboden Pecat reminds that the recommendations in Priebe's report are clear, direct and unambiguous, having in mind the past usual wording and style of the EU diplomats.
Summary: Russia's president spent time on Friday taking a clear, unambiguous stance on what he sees going wrong with the global order, due to the behavior of the U.S., but only ended up making things murkier.
India, June 30 -- The beginnings need to be made to create a high performing business environment with clear, unambiguous tax laws, legal framework, transparency and speedy resolution of conflicts.