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amphibology

[am-fuh-bol-uh-jee] /ˌæm fəˈbɒl ə dʒi/
noun, plural amphibologies.
1.
Origin
1325-1375
1325-75; Middle English amphibologie < Late Latin amphibologia. See amphiboly, -logy
Related forms
amphibological
[am-fib-uh-loj-i-kuh l] /æmˌfɪb əˈlɒdʒ ɪ kəl/ (Show IPA),
adjective
amphibologically, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for amphibology

amphibology

/ˌæmfɪˈbɒlədʒɪ/
noun (pl) -gies, -lies
1.
ambiguity of expression, esp when due to a grammatical construction, as in save rags and waste paper
Derived Forms
amphibolic, amphibolous (æmˈfɪbələs) adjective
amphibological (æmˌfɪbəˈlɒdʒɪkəl) adjective
amphibologically, adverb
Word Origin
C14: from Late Latin amphibologia, ultimately from Greek amphibolos ambiguous; see amphibole, -logy
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