any uncertainty which arises from either an ambiguous definition or incorrect use of a word or words in context experienced by language users. This is typically observed with individuals attempting foreign languages to their own.

LEXICAL UNCERTAINTY: "Lexical uncertainty arises where there is any ambiguity around the spelling or meaning of a word or phrase."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "LEXICAL UNCERTAINTY," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/lexical-uncertainty/ (accessed September 24, 2021).