Ambiguous


Etymologically this term comes from the Latin “ambiguous”, which means proceeding from both sides, giving the action a confused appearance, due to its lack of accuracy, by not deciding on a specific path. This word can be interpreted in many ways, however it does not contribute to the clarification of the argument or problem.

It is said that politics can be considered ambiguous, when a government in some cases makes decisions that favor the humble class of the population, however, on the other hand, it establishes measures such as the creation of new taxes without making a difference between groups. social.

The ambiguous can be used as an adjective to refer to someone who through their behavior does not openly specify their position or criteria, people who adopt ambiguous behavior can be considered as unreliable people. In the linguistic context, the word ambiguous refers when a term presents two definitions, managing to reveal its meaning regarding the environment or the circumstance in which it was used. For example, when writing an ambiguous sentence it can be like this “they placed a bench in the square”, “the turkey is ready to eat”.

In poetry, poets often resort to language and an ambiguous feature very often, in the case of a stylistic technique, in fact, there are some literary means are especially ambiguous, for example this metaphor. In the field of science, where each result must be clear and exact, there is no ambiguity, since a scientific description can lose its accuracy if it handles imprecise terminology.