UK [ˌdɪsæmˈbɪɡjuˌeɪt] / US verb [intransitive/transitive]
Word forms "disambiguate":
present tense I/you/we/they disambiguate he/she/it disambiguates present participle disambiguating past tense disambiguated past participle disambiguated linguistics
to make clear the meaning of a word, phrase etc that has more than one meaning

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  • disambiguate — disambiguation, n. /dis am big yooh ayt /, v.t., disambiguated, disambiguating. to remove the ambiguity from; make unambiguous: In order to disambiguate the sentence She lectured on the famous passenger ship, you ll have to write either lectured… …   Universalium

  • disambiguate — transitive verb ( ated; ating) Date: 1963 to establish a single semantic or grammatical interpretation for • disambiguation noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • disambiguate — verb a) To remove ambiguities from something. b) To establish a unique semantic interpretation of something …   Wiktionary

  • disambiguate — v. remove ambiguity, make clear, make not ambiguous; establish a grammatical interpretation for …   English contemporary dictionary

  • disambiguate — verb remove uncertainty of meaning from. Derivatives disambiguation noun …   English new terms dictionary

  • disambiguate — dis·am·big·u·ate …   English syllables

  • disambiguate — dis•am•big•u•ate [[t]ˌdɪs æmˈbɪg yuˌeɪt[/t]] v. t. at•ed, at•ing cvb to remove the ambiguity from; make unambiguous • Etymology: 1960–65; dis I+ambigu ( ous) + ate I dis am•big u•a′tion, n …   From formal English to slang

  • disambiguate — /dɪsæmˈbɪgjueɪt/ (say disam bigyoohayt) verb (t) (disambiguated, disambiguating) 1. to remove the ambiguity from. 2. to identify the possible interpretations of a phrase or sentence, and to choose the preferred one. {dis 1 + ambigu(ous) + ate1}… …  

  • disambiguate — v. This mouthful began life in the exciting field of linguistics only to be co opted by the high tech business set. It means to settle on a single interpretation or meaning for a piece of data, or to bring meaning and order to ambiguity. Much… …   Business English jargon and slang

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