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Definition of unambiguous

: not ambiguous : clear, precise unambiguous evidence

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unambiguously adverb

Examples of unambiguous in a Sentence

She gave a clear, unambiguous answer. looked at his neighbor's new car with unambiguous envy
Recent Examples on the Web That works great when the will is well written and unambiguous. Dallas News, "Pulling off a Muniment of Title in Texas: It’s trickier than you might think," 3 Jan. 2021 These images might symbolize many things, but among the unambiguous meanings is work. Washington Post, "In the galleries: A towering exhibit offers a new definition of domestic life," 1 Jan. 2021 But because these images of unambiguous conflict received substantial news coverage, many of the protest photos from the civil-rights era are ones that emphasize Black stoicism and white aggression. Myles Poydras, The Atlantic, "How Will We Remember the Protests?," 31 Dec. 2020 Never before have archaeologists found unambiguous evidence that ancient Europeans carefully crafted human bones into deadly weapons. Bridget Alex, Smithsonian Magazine, "Ancient European Hunters Carved Human Bones Into Weapons," 21 Dec. 2020 But then, Szostak’s comments and the fact that the Baby Yoda mod in Star Wars Battlefront II turns the Child into an unambiguous killing machine suggest that higher-ups must be fine with selling plushies of a murderous kid. Emma Grey Ellis, Wired, "All Baby Yoda Does Is Coo and Destroy Things," 12 Nov. 2020 Some national polls show a large enough Biden lead to produce an unambiguous win. W. James Antle Iii, Washington Examiner, "Nearly half of voters want Trump to leave politics if he loses, Washington Examiner/YouGov poll finds," 3 Nov. 2020 The instruments aboard the observatory detected subtleties in the moonlight at a wavelength of 6 microns, which the researchers believe is an unambiguous signal of water. Author: Ben Guarino, Joel Achenbach, Anchorage Daily News, "Pair of studies confirm there is water on the moon," 26 Oct. 2020 The discovery is the first unambiguous use of hallucinogens associated with a rock art site. Frans Lanting, National Geographic, "Dinosaurs for dinner?," 25 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use of unambiguous

1743, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of unambiguous was in 1743

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12 Jan 2021

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“Unambiguous.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unambiguous. Accessed 17 Jan. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of unambiguous

: clearly expressed or understood : not ambiguous

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