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gray area

n.
An area of uncertainty or indeterminacy: "people ... whose problems lie in that vast gray area between the physical and mental" (Carla Cantor).
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Noun1.gray area - an intermediate area; a topic that is not clearly one thing or the other
area - a subject of study; "it was his area of specialization"; "areas of interest include..."
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Philippines, US dialogue missed chance to address South China Sea 'grey zone' analyst !-- -- Patricia Lourdes Viray (Philstar.com) - July 19, 2019 - 10:55am MANILA, Philippines While the Philippines and the United States reaffirmed their defense cooperation in their last dialogue, the two countries missed some opportunities to address issues in the South China Sea, part of which is the West Philippine Sea.
The senior magistrate said 'the Filipino people must send a strong signal to China that any new 'grey zone' offensive of ramming Filipino fishing vessels in the West Philippine Sea will mean a break of diplomatic ties with China.'
"The Filipino people must send a strong signal to China that any new 'grey zone" offensive of ramming Filipino fishing vessels in the West Philippine Sea will mean a break of diplomatic ties with China," he said.
Our objective was to review clinical presentation, treatment protocol used and its efficacy and effectiveness in patients of grey zone lymphoma during last 5 years at our centre.
"The Grey Zone" follows Natalie and a cast of characters from both sides of the battle and explores the ramifications of an exceedingly globalized planet as conflicting ideologies clash across the United States.
The unfair competition and grey economy with smaller fines will again be making plans to stay in the grey zone," says Mile Boskov of the Business Confederation of Macedonia.
Konashenkov stated that "the territory controlled by the United States in Syria, it should be noted that this is not a de-escalation zone, or a de-conflict zone, it is a grey zone in which the situation is rapidly deteriorating."
If the debt is unsustainable, it is classified in the Red Zone; if the debt is sustainable, but not with a high probability, it is classified in the Grey Zone; sustainable with a high probability falls in the Green Zone.
Apple (AAPL) has paused plans to launch a Unified Payments Interface-based payments platform in India due to a regulatory grey zone that has stalled the full rollouts of similar products by Amazon (AMZN) and Facebook's (FB) WhatsApp, The Economic Times reports, citing two people with knowledge of the matter.
Pakistan has possibly fallen into it and could find itself in the so-called 'grey zone', placed on the global terrorist financing watchlist that could hamstring the economy and cause real financial pain.
Differ on China in Talks on 'Grey Zone' Military Threats," Reuters, March 10, 2014, www.reuters.com/.