Lexique scientifique transdisciplinaire


Résultats anglais
ambiguous (adj)
Sens 1 : having more than one possible meaning. [Source : OAL]
Équivalent(s) : ambigu:1, équivoque:1, double:2
  • At first glance, the text and format of these posters seem to preclude the possibility of ambiguous readings.
  • Butler (1985: 125) exposes the fact that the "ambiguous phrasing of some [military] regulations, coupled with a variety of odd episodes, blended together into a complex structure indicative of a de facto policy for the accommodation of prostitutes at military sites."
  • The photodetector is an ambiguous example; while it intuitively seems to represent amplification, it could very well be interpreted as generating redundancy instead if the current pulse were divided by a fan-out gate.
Sens 2 : uncertain in meaning or intention. [Source : OAL]
Équivalent(s) : ambigu:1, équivoque:2, double:2
  • In contrast to the rather ambiguous status of patent protection for computer-related inventions, the rights of broadcasting organizations in relation to compulsory licensing regimes appear to be precisely delineated within the text.
  • Using these languages with decidable reasoners (e.g. a description logic reasoner), allows ambiguous concepts to be identified and treated properly (Baader et al. 2003).
  • But because of the uncertain identities and ambiguous motives of the perpetrators, the lootings remain a somewhat awkward fit in these narratives.