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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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Intuitively, games with ambiguous consequences are designed to depict cases where players only know that the possible consequences of each strategy profile lie in a certain set.
Among the various problems encountered at birth, ambiguous genitalia remains one of the most distressing problem.
This experiment had four job categories for applicants: a gender-neutral one that explicitly said wages were negotiable and a gender-neutral one that was ambiguous about whether wages were negotiable, both for administrative help in fundraising, and a "masculine" one that explicitly said wages were negotiable and a "masculine" one that was ambiguous about whether wages were negotiable, both for administrative duties in areas heavily skewed toward sports, such as basketball, football, and NASCAR.
In this paper, we study the effect of selection into simple auction markets for risky and ambiguous prospects on market prices and market sizes in two experiments.
Figure 8 gives these compatible codes, together with the corresponding non- ambiguous trees, in th case of the tree T of Figure 7.
A spokesperson for the Syrian National Council opposition umbrella group, Bassam Kodmani, says the agreement is "ambiguous" and lacks a mechanism or timetable for implementation.
Cheikh Hamidou Kane's Ambiguous Adventure is a deeply personal novel that traces a boy's fall from spiritual fervor to apathy and the consequences of that lost faith.
"It's too bad because I think some of the greatest movies ever made have ambiguous endings, like 'The Graduate' and 'Lost in Translation.'"
Summary: Rabat - The Istiqlal Party (in power) urged, on Friday evening, citizens to show awareness, vigilance and not to be guided by calls to ambiguous goals.
The team then played an ambiguous noise - a squeak - and studied how the pigs responded.
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has criticized what he called the "ambiguous text" of the European Union regarding East Jerusalem, the Beirut influential daily AN NAHAR reported on Thursday.
The pair are thought to have left the area after collecting pounds 1,500 in a scam based on placing ambiguous bets.