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noun (amphibolies)
  1. (grammar) An ambiguous grammatical construction.
    • 1931, Adrian Coates, "Philosophy as Criticism and Point of View," Philosophy, vol. 6, no. 23, p. 339,
    • :By logical errors I mean such simple things as Equivocation, Amphiboly, and Begging the Question.
    • 1987, Jeffrey Buechner, "Radically Misinterpreting Radical Interpretation," The Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism, vol. 45, no. 4, p. 410,
    • :The language might be fraught with word ambiguity or sentence .

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