Definition of Lexical ambiguity
1. Noun. The ambiguity of an individual word or phrase that can be used (in different contexts) to express two or more different meanings.
Generic synonyms: Ambiguity, Equivocalness
Derivative terms: Polysemous
Lexicographical Neighbors of Lexical Ambiguity
Literary usage of Lexical ambiguity
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. First Text Retrieval Conference (Trec-1): Proceedings by D. K. Harman (1993)
"PART OF SPEECH TAGGER One way of dealing with lexical ambiguity is to use a tagger ... Perhaps more importantly, elimination of word-level lexical ambiguity ..."
2. Overview of the Third Text Retrieval Conference (Trec-3) edited by D. K. Harmon (1996)
"[Krovetz 92] R. Krovetz, WB Croft: lexical ambiguity and Information Retrieval. ACM- Transactions on Information Systems, 10(2), 1992,115-141. ..."
3. Schizophrenia, 1993: A Special Report edited by David Shore, Samuel J. Keith (1996)
"... simulated the performance of schizophrenia patients on Stroop color-word interference, visual vigilance deficits, and lexical ambiguity tasks. ..."