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.

Exact synonyms: Polysemy
Generic synonyms: Ambiguity, Equivocalness
Antonyms: Monosemy
Derivative terms: Polysemous

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Lexical Ambiguity

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Literary usage of Lexical ambiguity

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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. ..."

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