this term has two uses: In psychodynamic use it means conflicting emotions or attitudes towards an object, person or idea. In schizophrenia and some organic disorders it refers to an abnormal psychomotor state in which the patient physically vacillates between two opposing courses of action (c.f. catatonia)
The coexistence of contradictory emotions, attitudes, ideas, or desires with respect to a particular person, object, or situation. Ordinarily, the ambivalence is not fully conscious and suggests psychopathology only when present in an extreme form.
Ambivalence is a state of having emotions in contradiction, when those emotions are related to the same object, idea or person (for example, feeling both love and hatred for someone or something). The term is also commonly used to refer to situations where 'mixed feelings' of a more general sort are experienced or where a person feels uncertainty or indecisiveness concerning something.
Ambivalence is a Model-View-Controller framework for PHP web development. The initial version, based on the Java-based Maverick project, offers clean MVC separation and an XML sitemap, plus a service to authenticate and enforce access control.