- to remove the ambiguity from; make unambiguous: In order to disambiguate the sentence “She lectured on the famous passenger ship,” you'll have to write either “lectured on board” or “lectured about.”
Origin of disambiguate
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- (tr) to make (an ambiguous expression) unambiguous
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1963, back-formation from disambiguation. Related: Disambiguated; disambiguating.
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