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Meaning of AMPHIBOLY

Pronunciation:  am'fibulee

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  an ambiguous grammatical construction; e.g., `they are flying planes' can mean either that someone is flying planes or that something is flying planes
 

AMPHIBOLY is a 9 letter word that starts with A.

 

 Synonyms: amphibology
 
 See Also: ambiguity

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Am*phib"o*ly\, n.; pl. {Amphibolies}. [L. amphibolia,
Gr. ?: cf. OE. amphibolie. See {Amphibolous}.]
Ambiguous discourse; amphibology.

      If it oracle contrary to our interest or humor, we will
      create an amphiboly, a double meaning where there is
      none.                                    --Whitlock.

 

 

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