vagueness


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vagueness

[vāg′nəs]
a communication pattern involving the use of global pronouns and loose associations that lead to ambiguity and confusion in communication.
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With its focus on the under-examined problem of vagueness that becomes such a pressing philosophical and aesthetic concern in the early twentieth century, Quigley's book fills a gap in modernist studies.
concepts of vagueness and ambiguity, the Skilling Court abdicated its
The cases addressing vagueness best illustrate the choice faced by the Court.
One natural view is that the source of vagueness is to be found in the fundamental mechanisms of linguistic representation.
Van Deemter argues that vagueness is not only the norm, but can even be useful.
the scope of the Act today to defeat vagueness claims and explain
Amsterdam accepted the validity of these concerns, but he was not convinced that vagueness--an indefiniteness of language--was always the real problem in so-called vagueness cases.
Frequency of sins committed in Canada No Proof 27% Vagueness 25% Irrelevance 3% Fibbing 1% Lesser of Two Evils 3% Worshiping False Labels 8% Note: Table made from pie chart.
As a game Baroque is complicated, awkward and has a vagueness that will drive you up the wall.
Worse still, their vagueness leads to a number of repetitions which are particularly evident in the final section (where material on pp.
In recent years, the Lost Vagueness area has recaptured some of the manic unpredictability that is said to be missing from festivals these days.