gray area

noun

Definition of gray area

: an area or situation in which it is difficult to judge what is right and what is wrong
  • There are no gray areas in the rules.
  • a legal gray area

Word by Word Definitions

gray play
  1. : of the color gray

  2. : tending toward gray

  3. : dull in color

  1. : something (such as an animal, garment, cloth, or spot) of a gray color

  2. : any of a series of neutral colors ranging between black and white

  3. : a soldier in the Confederate army during the American Civil War

  1. : to make gray

  2. : to become gray

  3. : age

  1. : the mks unit of absorbed dose of ionizing radiation equal to an energy of one joule per kilogram of irradiated material

area play
  1. : the surface included within a set of lines

  2. : the scope of a concept, operation, or activity : field

  3. : areaway


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