Ambiguity


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Ambiguity

Unclear language in a contract. In the event of a dispute over ambiguous language, a court usually sides with the party, if it exists, that possesses less knowledge or experience in how contracts are constructed. The thinking behind this is that the more experienced party ought to know better than to put ambiguous language in a contract. See also: Ambiguous statement.
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The cross-lagged path between task ambiguity at the first measurement and state procrastination at the second measurement ([beta] = .44, p < .001) is significant.
This preliminary study aimed to figure out the relation of task ambiguity and state procrastination in an academic context.
Section II presents the model setup and the optimal employee ownership contract under ambiguity aversion.
In this section, we present the model setup (subsection II.A) and we derive the optimal employee ownership contract characteristics under ambiguity aversion (subsection II.B).
(11) Consideration of such factors during the initial inquiry disrupts the traditional reservation of some interpretive doctrines for cases of statutory ambiguity only.
In kinematic positioning, the success rate of the ambiguity resolution was mainly evaluated along with relative baselines with respect to the reference solution.
However, "Ambiguity is not a rare freak; it permeates language as much as water permeates an organism." (1) According to Robinson, there are several levels of ambiguity in language.
First, given inherent and irreducible uncertainties and challenges resulting from diverse institutional environments, we investigate how institutional distance between partners influences knowledge ambiguity. Second, given that firms establish different relationships with their partners, we examine how the development of relationships that involve the mutual trust and reciprocal commitment of partners help firms reduce knowledge ambiguity in international alliances.
So ambiguity will be useful in that context,' he said.
Yet, despite the evidence, there is seemingly little theoretical work that can explain or formally motivate these ambiguity loadings.
According to a study conducted by the Brown University, individuals who are tolerant of ambiguity - a kind of uncertainty in which the odds of an outcome are unknown - are more likely to cooperate with and trust other people.
Using the ambiguity threshold to categorically exclude their consideration blunts the role of legislative interpretation in assuring the supremacy of the Constitution.