Vagueness and ambiguity

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Ambiguous discourse (upper row, circles 1 and 2 are separate) and vague discourse (lower row, one polymorphic form is not disjoint).

Discourse is said to be ambiguous when it encompasses potentially disjoint regions of concept-space.

Discourse is said to be vague if it encompasses a large but contiguous region of concept-space.

Syntactic ambiguity is a situation where a sentence may be interpreted in more than one way due to ambiguous sentence structure. Lojban doesn't have syntactic ambiguity.

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