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Definition of Disambiguation

Babylon English

clarification that comes after removal of ambiguity; establishment of a single grammatical interpretation
Disambiguation Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
hEnglish - advanced version

 lexical disambiguation 
WordNet 2.0

1. clarification that follows from the removal of ambiguity
(hypernym) clarification, elucidation, illumination
(hyponym) lexical disambiguation
(derivation) disambiguate
Disambiguation Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
Wikipedia English - The Free Encyclopedia
! is a punctuation mark called an exclamation mark, exclamation point, ecphoneme, or bang.

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(a double exclamation mark, Unicode character U+203C) may refer to:
  • A brilliant move in chess notation
  • The double factorial operator in mathematics
  • A "convert to Boolean" construction in some computer languages
    • This is through a computer type of double negative, where its Boolean value is negated, then negated again, converting the value to either true or false
  • An operator for fetching list elements in the programming language Haskell
  • A retroflex click, a family of click consonants found only in Juu languages of southern Africa and in the Damin ritual jargon of Australia

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"( )" or 2 parentheses may refer to:
  • ( ), 2002 album by Sigur Rós
  • ( ) (film), 2003 short film directed by Morgan Fisher
  • The emoticon representing a hug
  • The empty list in the Lisp programming language
  • The stage name of Kim Carlsson, a member of the Swedish black metal band Lifelover

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The symbol * is called asterisk. The symbol may also refer to:
  • "*", a song by M83 (band)
  • "*", a song by Sadist from Lego (album)
  • A symbol for not out in cricket
  • A symbol identifying a genetic lineage as a paragroup of a specified haplogroup
  • Star (game theory)
  • In linguistics, a symbol that prefixes a word or phrase that, in historical linguistics, is a reconstructed form for which no actual examples have been found; and in linguistics of a modern language (see: synchronic linguistics), is judged ungrammatical.
  • The symbol is used to refer a reader to a footnote or endnote.
    • The usage of * or "asterisk" to refer to a sports record (as in Roger Maris's 1961 home run record) can mean the record is tainted due to the necessity of having an explanatory footnote/endnote.
  • The logo for the alternative rock band the Red Hot Chili Peppers
  • * (CONFIG.SYS directive), a CONFIG.SYS in-line comment statement in PTS-DOS

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***, a series of three asterisks, may refer to:
  • *** (novel), by Michael Brodsky
  • Ellipsis (…) or three asterisks in a line (***), a mark to indicate an intentional omission of a word or a phrase
  • Typographical symbols used to indicate a section break in writing:
    • *** (three asterisks in a row), also called a dinkus
    • Asterism (typography) , three asterisks in a triangle
  • *** (three asterisks in a row), a commonly used expurgation of part of any expletive, as in f***ing.

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*= may refer to:
  • Augmented assignment operator for multiplication
  • Deprecated SQL syntax for join; see Join#Alternate syntaxes 2

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- is the ASCII hyphen-minus character U+002D. It is used to represent:
  • hyphen 
  • minus sign -
  • dash ,

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--, a string of two hyphen-minus characters, may approximate or refer to the following things:
  • En dash (–)
  • Em dash (—) as a typewriter approximation (in TeX "---" produces an em dash)
  • Sig dashes (-- ), the email and Usenet signature delimiter
  • Decrement operator in programming languages
  • Inline comment in programming languages
  • Mario Kart: Double Dash‼

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= may refer to:

The symbol = (triple bar) is used in mathematics with several different meanings:
  • Identity (mathematics), identity of two mathematical expressions
  • Logical biconditional, in logic (if and only if)
  • Modular arithmetic, a = b (mod m)

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The expression a = b may mean:
  • a is less than or equal to b (see Inequality).
  • a is a subgroup of b.

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In computational linguistics, word-sense disambiguation (WSD) is an open problem of natural language processing, which governs the process of identifying which sense of a word (i.e. meaning) is used in a sentence, when the word has multiple meanings. The solution to this problem impacts other computer-related writing, such as discourse, improving relevance of search engines, anaphora resolution, coherence, inference et cetera.

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