Definition of Disambiguate

1. Verb. State unambiguously or remove ambiguities from. "Can you disambiguate this statement?"

Generic synonyms: Clarify, Clear Up, Elucidate
Derivative terms: Disambiguation, Disambiguator



Definition of Disambiguate

1. Verb. To remove ambiguities from something. ¹

2. Verb. To establish a unique semantic interpretation of something. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Disambiguate

1. [v -ATED, -ATING, -ATES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Disambiguate

disagreer
disagreers
disagrees
disallied
disalliege
disallies
disallow
disallowable
disallowance
disallowances
disallowed
disallowing
disallows
disally
disallying
disambiguate (current term)
disambiguated
disambiguates
disambiguating
disambiguation
disambiguations
disambiguator
disamenities
disamenity
disanalogies
disanalogous
disanalogy
disanchor
disanchored
disanchoring

Literary usage of Disambiguate

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. When I'm 64 by Laura L. Carstensen, Christine R. Hartel (2006)
"This work also highlights the need for research to disambiguate stereotypes from actual group differences, in order to develop interventions that address ..."

2. Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of English Usage by Inc. Merriam-Webster (1994)
"The context would disambiguate, as linguists say, the sentence. We might know that the locking ofthis particular door was a process sufficiently lengthy to ..."

3. First Text Retrieval Conference (Trec-1): Proceedings by D. K. Harman (1993)
"Our approach is to use the words surrounding the target word to be replaced with an RIT code as context words by which we try to disambiguate the sense of ..."

4. Overview of the Third Text Retrieval Conference (Trec-3) edited by D. K. Harmon (1995)
"This display uses parentheses to disambiguate the scope of the AND and OR operators. The query displayed as text corresponds to the graphical query marked ..."

5. Naming and Structuring Guidelines for X.500 Directory Pilots by Paul Barker (1995)
"The standard X.521 recommends that an organizationalUnitName attribute can also be used as a naming attribute to disambiguate entries [2]. ..."

6. National Computer Security Conference Proceedings, 1992: Information Systems by DIANE Publishing Company (1992)
"... part of the key to disambiguate references and allow the referential integrity rules to be enforced. In the second case, however, when the access class ..."

7. Text Retrieval Conference, 4th edited by D. K. Harman (1998)
"Some repetition of terms is apparent in the resulting queries because all senses of each term were used with no attempt to disambiguate the contextual usage ..."

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