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dis·am·big·u·ate

 (dĭs′ăm-bĭg′yo͞o-āt′)
tr.v. dis·am·big·u·at·ed, dis·am·big·u·at·ing, dis·am·big·u·ates
To establish a single grammatical or semantic interpretation for.

dis′am·big′u·a′tion n.
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disambiguate

(ˌdɪsæmˈbɪɡjʊˌeɪt)
vb
(tr) to make (an ambiguous expression) unambiguous
ˌdisamˌbiguˈation n
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dis•am•big•u•ate

(ˌdɪs æmˈbɪg yuˌeɪt)

v.t. -at•ed, -at•ing.
to remove the ambiguity from; make unambiguous.
[1960–65; dis-1 + ambigu (ous) + -ate1]
dis`am•big`u•a′tion, n.
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disambiguate


Past participle: disambiguated
Gerund: disambiguating

Imperative
disambiguate
disambiguate
Present
I disambiguate
you disambiguate
he/she/it disambiguates
we disambiguate
you disambiguate
they disambiguate
Preterite
I disambiguated
you disambiguated
he/she/it disambiguated
we disambiguated
you disambiguated
they disambiguated
Present Continuous
I am disambiguating
you are disambiguating
he/she/it is disambiguating
we are disambiguating
you are disambiguating
they are disambiguating
Present Perfect
I have disambiguated
you have disambiguated
he/she/it has disambiguated
we have disambiguated
you have disambiguated
they have disambiguated
Past Continuous
I was disambiguating
you were disambiguating
he/she/it was disambiguating
we were disambiguating
you were disambiguating
they were disambiguating
Past Perfect
I had disambiguated
you had disambiguated
he/she/it had disambiguated
we had disambiguated
you had disambiguated
they had disambiguated
Future
I will disambiguate
you will disambiguate
he/she/it will disambiguate
we will disambiguate
you will disambiguate
they will disambiguate
Future Perfect
I will have disambiguated
you will have disambiguated
he/she/it will have disambiguated
we will have disambiguated
you will have disambiguated
they will have disambiguated
Future Continuous
I will be disambiguating
you will be disambiguating
he/she/it will be disambiguating
we will be disambiguating
you will be disambiguating
they will be disambiguating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been disambiguating
you have been disambiguating
he/she/it has been disambiguating
we have been disambiguating
you have been disambiguating
they have been disambiguating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been disambiguating
you will have been disambiguating
he/she/it will have been disambiguating
we will have been disambiguating
you will have been disambiguating
they will have been disambiguating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been disambiguating
you had been disambiguating
he/she/it had been disambiguating
we had been disambiguating
you had been disambiguating
they had been disambiguating
Conditional
I would disambiguate
you would disambiguate
he/she/it would disambiguate
we would disambiguate
you would disambiguate
they would disambiguate
Past Conditional
I would have disambiguated
you would have disambiguated
he/she/it would have disambiguated
we would have disambiguated
you would have disambiguated
they would have disambiguated
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.disambiguate - state unambiguously or remove ambiguities from; "Can you disambiguate this statement?"
clarify, clear up, elucidate - make clear and (more) comprehensible; "clarify the mystery surrounding her death"
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Translations
désambiguïser

disambiguate

[ˌdɪsæmˈbɪgjʊeɪt] VT [+ term, phrase] → desambiguar
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disambiguate

vt text etceindeutig machen, disambiguieren (spec)
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The IPv6 tunnel source address is added to the NAT table, along with an IPv4 source address and port, to disambiguate the customer's private address and provide the reference for the tunnel endpoint.
On this interpretation, the reason why the diarist cannot establish a meaning for "S" is that he lacks the conceptual-linguistic stage-setting needed to disambiguate the concentration of his attention (the private analogue of an ostensive definition).
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* Information is passed up and down the hierarchy to recognize and disambiguate information propagated forward in time to predict the next pattern.