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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

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After a half-season of testing, the system was ready for the league All-Star Game, debuting with great fanfare and an unambiguous strike. Jacob Bogage, courant.com, "’Robot ump’ calls first Atlantic League baseball game with one hitch and no controversy," 11 July 2019 In 2016, the researchers revealed that at one site, there’s unambiguous evidence for capuchin stone tools dating to about 700 years ago. Michael Greshko, National Geographic, "These monkeys are 3,000 years into their own 'Stone Age'," 24 June 2019 Bright/loud signatures that are unambiguous and packed with info are ideal, and the quest for them should, as a side effect, produce scientific results other fields can use. Sarah Scoles, WIRED, "The WIRED Guide to Aliens," 5 June 2019 The unified, unambiguous message from the administration made Trump’s absence even more noticeable — especially as a second meeting with Putin is still reportedly in the works. Jen Kirby, Vox, "The US intel chief just said Russian interference is “continuing”," 2 Aug. 2018 The most systematic study of this turnaround, conducted by the political scientists Stephen Biddle, Jacob Shapiro, and Jeffrey Friedman, is unambiguous. Hal Brands, National Review, "Lessons from the Iraq War," 20 June 2019 Much as the President would like to shift the blame, the timing of recent movements in the stock market is unambiguous. John Cassidy, The New Yorker, "A Weakening Economy May Be the Biggest Threat to Donald Trump," 8 June 2019 Writing in these pages in 1982, Charles Rosen and Henri Zerner set out the painterly characteristics of the juste milieu: forms must be clear and unambiguous, nothing fuzzy or imprecise. James Fenton, The New York Review of Books, "Nasty & Nice," 9 May 2019 The game’s custom songs are pretty unambiguous piracy, and Beat Saber could undercut a lot of them with official, downloadable tracks. Adi Robertson, The Verge, "Why Beat Saber is my game of the year," 18 Dec. 2018

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First Known Use of unambiguous

1743, in the meaning defined above

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: clearly expressed or understood : not ambiguous

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something desired as essential

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