Ambiguity is the quality of of having more than one possible interpretation or meaning. Artists can create pictures that appear to have more than one image and these are examples of visual ambiguity. Political speech writers are experts at using ambiguity to write text that constituents can interpret in ways that they find pleasing. Horoscopes are typically ambiguous and general so that the majority of individuals can find relevance no matter what their sign. The Gestalt image of the Rubin vase is a famous ambiguous image. Do you see a vase or two faces?

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