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[uhn-am-big-yoo-uh s] /ˌʌn æmˈbɪg yu əs/
not ambiguous, or unclear; distinct; unequivocal:
The object of the experiment was to reach an unambiguous conclusion about climate change.
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unambiguously, adverb
unambiguousness, noun Unabridged
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  • But no unambiguous evidence of a lunar meteor flash has ever been recorded.
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  • Labeling for all meat products should be unambiguous.
British Dictionary definitions for unambiguous


not ambiguous; clear: an unambiguous message
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Word Origin and History for unambiguous

1630s, from un- (1) "not" + ambiguous. Related: Unambiguously.

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