amphiboly definition

  • noun:
    • An ambiguous grammatical construction.
    • Ambiguous discourse; amphibology.
    • employing ambiguities; quibbling.
    • In logic, ambiguity into the concept of a proposition, arising both from an uncertain syntax or from a figure of speech.
    • an ambiguous grammatical building; e.g., `they tend to be traveling planes' often means either that somebody is traveling airplanes or that anything is traveling airplanes

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