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am·bi·gu·i·ty

(am'bi-gyū'ĭ-tē),
Condition of being ambiguous; uncertainty.

am·bi·gu·i·ty

(am'bi-gyū'i-tē)
Condition of being ambiguous; uncertainty.
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backgrounds is that social context helps to disambiguate detail
Tension of this sort may disambiguate meaning by emphasizing certain suggestions in the line, as in Wordsworth's inversion on "gloomy" in The Prelude (4.
Like nonfinite verb forms, a verbal particle (4), a stranded preposition (5), or a negator (6) disambiguate a sentence syntactically.
Some level of context is needed to adequately disambiguate the sentence.
Moreover, the order of Theme and Recipient is also free, because differences in animacy disambiguate the semantic roles of these arguments irrespective of their coding (they may both occur in the accusative and the nominative).
It is not helpful to take the present peril as a good time to disambiguate their motives.
If Socrates were making the two-tiered argument as Irwin suggests, we would expect Socrates to show more care to disambiguate the argument.
In order to make an autonomous decision we must at least be able to disambiguate our true from our perceived interests (even if, in the end, we choose against them).
The purpose of differentiate is to disambiguate the word that has multiple meaning.
In confronting this problem, Douglas Robinson's Estrangement and the Somatics of Literature (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins UP, 2008) and Silvija Jestrovic's Theatre of Estrangement (Toronto: U of Toronto P, 2006) attempt to disambiguate Shklovsky's notion of ostranenie from the broader sense of alienation that has come to dominate the discussion.
Michael tells me that, although certain aspects of punctuation are stylistic and are thus the author's (or editor's) choice, in written English, punctuation is vital to disambiguate the meaning of sentences.
e, how to disambiguate terms, decide what distinctions are really necessary, and which are reflections of ephemeral debates or fads?