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Q: When a word, expression, or statement has more than one meaning we call it ambiguous. (Points : 1) True False
A: Why is the phrase "purple host" ambiguous? b.because "purple host" may refer to royalty or government or it could just be arbitrary
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User: The characteristic of a word or expression as having an imprecise meaning or unclear boundaries in a given contest or for a given purpose.

User: When a word, expression, or statement has more than one meaning we call it ambiguous. (Points : 1) True False

Weegy: Why is the phrase "purple host" ambiguous? b.because "purple host" may refer to royalty or government or it could just be arbitrary
munnu444|Points 50|

User: what does ambiguous mean

User: . A "Language Community" is __________ (Points : 1) the dictionary. the precise way that language has evolved in certain countries throughout history. a coummunity in which people share an understanding of the meanings of words or icons. the characteristics of a word or expression as referring to more than one object, or as having more than one meaning in a given context or for a given purpose.

Weegy: d would be the answer
savedtoserve23|Points 11|

User: The goal of interpreting the meanings and ideas as they are conveyed in language is to ______________ (Points : 1) achieve accuracy and precision. learn to speak in front of others. provide vagueness and ambiguity. learn to criticize others.

Weegy: The goal of interpreting the meanings and ideas as they are conveyed in language is to c provide vagueness and ambiguity.
aiambot17|Points 92|

User: There are five ways to address problematic vaguenss and problematic ambiguity. (Points : 1) True False

Weegy: true
nnlewis|Points 30|

User: . Dictionaries were not invented to record a language community's conventions for what words shall mean. (Points : 1) True False

Weegy: false
selymi|Points 8852|

User: The first rule of fair-minded interpretation is _______________ (Points : 1) unwavering belief in the second rule. sensitivity to context and purpose. to first answer a question. learning to speak well.

Weegy: The first rule of fair-minded interpretation is sensitivity to context and purpose.
dennis003|Points 619|

User: Which of the following choices fits this meaning: The characteristic of a word or expression as referring to more than one object or as having more than one meaning in a given context or for a given purpose. (Points : 1) problematic ambiguity above-average interpretive skills. interpretive skills. problematic vagueness.

Weegy: ambiguity
taben29|Points 777|

User: Resolving problematic vagueness and problematic ambiguity does not require us to apply our critical thinking skills and habits of mind. (Points : 1) True False

Weegy: False.
plain_whyt|Points 3367|

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