US: /ˌæmbɪɡˈjuəti/
UK: /ˌæmbɪɡjˈuːɪti/

English Vietnamese dictionary

ambiguity /,æmbi'gju:iti/ (ambiguousness) /æm'bigjuəsnis/
  • danh từ
    • sự tối nghĩa, sự không rõ nghĩa
    • sự không rõ ràng, sự mơ hồ, sự nhập nhằng

Advanced English dictionary

+ noun (plural ambiguities)
1 [U] the state of having more than one possible meaning: Write clear definitions in order to avoid ambiguity. + A lot of humour depends on ambiguity.
2 [C] a word or statement that can be understood in more than one way: There were several inconsistencies and ambiguities in her speech.
3 [C, U] the state of being difficult to understand or explain because of involving many different aspects: You must understand the ambiguity of my position.

Thesaurus dictionary

1 equivocalness, equivocacy, amphibology or amphiboly; vagueness, indistinctness, uncertainty, indefiniteness, imprecision, inconclusiveness:
Ambiguity of language must be avoided in legal documents.
2 equivocation, double-talk, double-speak, equivoque; pun, double entendre, amphibologism:
The minister's speech was full of ambiguities.

Collocation dictionary


possible, potential | moral, sexual


degree, element
There is a degree of ambiguity in this statement.


lead to
Incorrect choice of words leads to ambiguity for the reader.
| avoid
The document has been carefully written to avoid ambiguity.
| reduce | remove, resolve
They had to change some of the wording in the document to resolve the ambiguity.


arise, occur
Ambiguity arises when students' spoken English is very limited.


~ about
There will always be some ambiguity about what actually happened.
| ~ in
There was some ambiguity in what he said.


a source of ambiguity

Concise English dictionary

+an expression whose meaning cannot be determined from its context
+unclearness by virtue of having more than one meaning