[ dis-am-big-yoo-eyt ]
/ ˌdɪs æmˈbɪg yuˌeɪt /
verb (used with object), dis·am·big·u·at·ed, dis·am·big·u·at·ing.
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.”
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OTHER WORDS FROM disambiguatedis·am·big·u·a·tion, noun
Words nearby disambiguate
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British Dictionary definitions for disambiguation
/ (ˌdɪsæmˈbɪɡjʊˌeɪt) /
(tr) to make (an ambiguous expression) unambiguous
Derived forms of disambiguatedisambiguation, noun
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