"To disambiguate..." Of course I know what it means, but a lot of people aren't sure. Just to see what's out there I googled the word and got 159,000 hits. The most common definitions and usage examples:
- To establish a single grammatical or semantic interpretation for.
- State unambiguously or remove ambiguities from. [this one is a no-no- dictionaries should never resort to using another form of the same word they are attempting to define! These guys actually did it twice in the same sentence. DOH!]
- Namespaces disambiguate elements with the same name from each other by attaching different prefixes to names from different XML applications.
- >No really, it's a word! It means to clarify a term.
Don't you gotta just love that last one. It actually comes from the Jargon Database, which coincidentally doesn't even have a definition for the root form, "ambiguous".