Definition of Amphibology in English :

Define Amphibology in English

Amphibology meaning in English

Meaning of Amphibology in English

Pronunciation of Amphibology in English

Amphibology pronunciation in English

Pronounce Amphibology in English


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1. amphibology, amphiboly

an ambiguous grammatical construction; e.g., they are flying planes' can mean either that someone is flying planes or that something is flying planes

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noun plural -gies or -lies
ambiguity of expression, esp when due to a grammatical construction, as in save rags and waste paper

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nounWord forms: plural ˌamphiˈbologies
double or doubtful meaning; ambiguity, esp. from uncertain grammatical construction
an ambiguous phrase, proposition, etc.

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n. pl. am·phi·bol·o·gies
An ambiguous or equivocal statement.

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