unambiguous

adjective
un·​am·​big·​u·​ous | \ ˌən-am-ˈbi-gyə-wəs \

Definition of unambiguous

: not ambiguous : clear, precise unambiguous evidence

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Examples of unambiguous in a Sentence

She gave a clear, unambiguous answer. looked at his neighbor's new car with unambiguous envy

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On Monday, Apple sent a letter to Congress that again asserted in unambiguous language that no officials inside the company were ever aware of malicious hardware being used in any of its networks. Dan Goodin, Ars Technica, "Bloomberg report says backdoored Supermicro hardware infiltrated major US telecom," 9 Oct. 2018 The polling was unambiguous: The Republican health care plan was the most unpopular major legislation in three decades. Dylan Scott, Vox, "Republicans don’t care what you think," 6 Oct. 2018 Instead, the commission recommends using unambiguous language and making sure the disclosures stand out. Jessica Bernard, Fortune, "Commentary: Why Kanye West’s New Instagram Campaign Could Be Illegal," 5 Feb. 2018 If this is a moment that demands unambiguous language, Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz is well-positioned to meet it. Kevin Canfield, San Francisco Chronicle, "‘Loaded: A Disarming History of the Second Amendment,’ by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz," 1 Mar. 2018 So the question is not whether the nominee can read unambiguous words, but how the nominee handles ambiguity and contradiction, what the nominee’s core constitutional principles are, and how the nominee exercises discretion. Carolyn Shapiro, Fortune, "Brett Kavanaugh Said Judges Should Just Follow the Law. Here’s Why That’s Bull," 10 July 2018 His life is an unambiguous open book for a minimally literate person to be able to read — mostly with disgust, contempt and incredulity. Jamshed Dastur, latimes.com, "This is not who we are as Americans. Or is it?," 5 July 2018 Ross’ statement was clear and unambiguous, but had a shelf life of less than a week. Stu Bykofsky, Philly.com, "Commish orders up a kinder, gentler, more polite police force | Stu Bykofsky," 13 June 2018 Judge Byron White’s majority opinion in Branzburg was clear and unambiguous: society’s interest in law enforcement outweighed the need of journalists to protect their sources. Norman Pearlstine, Time, "In Praise of Leaks," 11 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of unambiguous

1743, in the meaning defined above

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unambiguous

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English Language Learners Definition of unambiguous

: clearly expressed or understood : not ambiguous

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