Ambiguous+expression

  • 1ambiguous — I adjective abstruse, ambiguus, ambivalent, confused, difficult to comprehend, doubtful, dubious, equivocal, having a double meaning, indefinite, indistinct, inexact, lacking clearness, not clear, not plain, obscure, open to various… …

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  • 2Ambiguous — Am*big u*ous, a. [L. ambiguus, fr. ambigere to wander about, waver; amb + agere to drive.] Doubtful or uncertain, particularly in respect to signification; capable of being understood in either of two or more possible senses; equivocal; as, an… …

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  • 3Ambiguous grammar — In computer science, a grammar is said to be an ambiguous grammar if there is some string that it can generate in more than one way (i.e., the string has more than one parse tree or more than one leftmost derivation). A language is inherently… …

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  • 4ambiguous — ambiguously, adv. ambiguousness, n. /am big yooh euhs/, adj. 1. open to or having several possible meanings or interpretations; equivocal: an ambiguous answer. 2. Ling. (of an expression) exhibiting constructional homonymity; having two or more… …

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  • 5Parsing expression grammar — A parsing expression grammar, or PEG, is a type of analytic formal grammar that describes a formal language in terms of a set of rules for recognizing strings in the language. A parsing expression grammar essentially represents a recursive… …

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  • 6Referring expression — A referring expression (RE), in linguistics, is any noun phrase, or surrogate for a noun phrase, whose function in a text (spoken, signed or written on a particular occasion) is to pick out an individual person, place, object, or a set of persons …

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  • 7Overloaded expression — In computer science, especially the languages Ada and C++, overloaded expression means that an ambiguous operator expression can only be understood based on the context: see overloading. In human linguistics, the meaning of a word in a sentence… …

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  • 8construction — con·struc·tion /kən strək shən/ n: the act or result of construing, interpreting, or explaining meaning or effect (as of a statute or contract) the construction placed upon an agreement J. D. Calamari and J. M. Perillo Merriam Webster’s… …

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  • 9ancient Greek civilization — ▪ historical region, Eurasia Introduction       the period following Mycenaean civilization, which ended in about 1200 BC, to the death of Alexander the Great, in 323 BC. It was a period of political, philosophical, artistic, and scientific… …

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  • 10Biblical cosmology — See also: Religious cosmology The various authors of the Hebrew Bible (Tanakh, or Old Testament) and New Testament provide glimpses of their views regarding cosmology. According to the Genesis creation narrative, the cosmos created by Elohim has… …

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  • 11Astronomy in the Bible — • Includes examples of Old and New Testament references Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Astronomy in the Bible     Astronomy in the Bible      …

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  • 12Doctrine of mental reservation — Contents 1 Secular use 2 Mentalis restrictio in moral theology 3 Legacy …

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  • 13equivocation — /i kwiv euh kay sheuhn/, n. 1. the use of equivocal or ambiguous expressions, esp. in order to mislead or hedge; prevarication. 2. an equivocal, ambiguous expression; equivoque: The speech was marked by elaborate equivocations. 3. Logic. a… …

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  • 14Impanation — • An heretical doctrine according to which Christ is in the Eucharist through His human body substantially united with the substances of bread and wine, and thus is really present as God, made bread Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006.… …

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  • 15equivocation — /əkwɪvəˈkeɪʃən/ (say uhkwivuh kayshuhn), /i / (say ee ) noun 1. the use of equivocal or ambiguous expressions, especially in order to mislead; prevarication. 2. an equivocal or ambiguous expression; equivoque. 3. Logic a fallacy depending on the… …

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  • 16equivoque — n.; (also equivoke) Ambiguous expression, quibble, equivocation, equivocal expression, double meaning, double entendre (in good sense) …

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  • 17Desmond Connell — His Eminence  Desmond Connell Cardinal Archbishop Emeritus of Dublin See Dublin …

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  • 18Injunctive mood — The injunctive mood was a mood in Sanskrit characterized by secondary endings but no augment, and usually looked like an augmentless aorist or imperfect. It typically stood in a main clause and had a subjunctive or imperative meaning; for example …

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  • 19equivoque — /ek weuh vohk , ee kweuh /, n. 1. an equivocal term; an ambiguous expression. 2. a play on words; pun. 3. double meaning; ambiguity. Also, equivoke. [1350 1400; ME equivoc adj.; see EQUIVOCAL] * * * …

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  • 20equivoque — [ i:kwɪvəʊk, ɛkwɪ ] (also equivoke) noun archaic an ambiguous expression or pun. Origin ME: from OFr. equivoque or late L. aequivocus (see equivocal) …

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