amphibology definition

  • noun:
    • An ambiguous or equivocal statement.
    • Amphiboly.
    • A phrase, discourse, or idea, prone of two interpretations; and hence, of unsure definition. It varies from equivocation, which arises from the twofold feeling of just one term.
    • the utilization of uncertain expressions or statements.
    • In logic, a sentence which is ambiguous from anxiety with regard to its building, but not from uncertainty pertaining to this is for the words developing it.
    • an ambiguous grammatical building; e.g., `they tend to be flying airplanes' can mean both that some body is traveling airplanes or that one thing is flying planes

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