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Definition of unambiguous

: not ambiguous : clear, precise unambiguous evidence

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unambiguously adverb

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She gave a clear, unambiguous answer. looked at his neighbor's new car with unambiguous envy
Recent Examples on the Web The sheer volume of these comments was more than compelling, and the language was unambiguous. John Rex, Forbes, "Why You May Be A Worse Leader Than You Think," 20 Apr. 2021 If only all religions could be established upon such clear and unambiguous foundations. Anthony Lane, The New Yorker, "Prince Philip’s Death and the Last Embers of British Stoicism," 9 Apr. 2021 Even these stirrings, however, reveal something other than unambiguous gains for the religious left. Matthew Sitman, The New Republic, "Whither the Religious Left?," 15 Apr. 2021 The close relationship between the growth rate of the money supply and nominal GDP is unambiguous and overwhelming. Steve H. Hanke, National Review, "Why More U.S. Inflation Is Right Around the Corner," 14 Apr. 2021 The only unambiguous feature of the Bad Brains’ sound is speed. Chris Richards, Washington Post, "The world is fast. Bad Brains is faster.," 8 Apr. 2021 There are no poets or prophets among the emotionally wounded; there’s only redemption through violence and a sense of grim, fierce, unambiguous, unambivalent, purely partisan purpose. Richard Brody, The New Yorker, "“Zack Snyder’s Justice League,” Reviewed: A Super-Slog of a Superhero Superspectacle," 18 Mar. 2021 What makes Superman special is his clarity, the unambiguous, selfless goodness that defines his character and survives every side trip into darker shades. Robert Lloyd, Los Angeles Times, "With ‘Justice League,’ Superman is back in movies. But he’s always been better on TV," 9 Mar. 2021 The most accurate and unambiguous independent check of a surprising annual modulation signal shows no annual modulation at all, consistent with the null hypothesis. Ethan Siegel, Forbes, "Goodbye, DAMA/LIBRA: World’s Most Controversial Dark Matter Experiment Fails Replication Test," 4 Mar. 2021

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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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30 Apr 2021

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“Unambiguous.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unambiguous. Accessed 18 May. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of unambiguous

: clearly expressed or understood : not ambiguous

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