amphibology

amphibology

[am-fuh-bol-uh-jee]
noun, plural amphibologies.

Origin:
1325–75; Middle English amphibologie < Late Latin amphibologia. See amphiboly, -logy

amphibological [am-fib-uh-loj-i-kuhl] , adjective
amphibologically, adverb
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amphibology or amphiboly (ˌæmfɪˈbɒlədʒɪ, æmˈfɪbəlɪ)
 
n , pl -gies, -lies
ambiguity of expression, esp when due to a grammatical construction, as in save rags and waste paper
 
[C14: from Late Latin amphibologia, ultimately from Greek amphibolos ambiguous; see amphibole, -logy]
 
amphiboly or amphiboly
 
n
 
[C14: from Late Latin amphibologia, ultimately from Greek amphibolos ambiguous; see amphibole, -logy]
 
amphi'bolic or amphiboly
 
adj
 
amphibolous or amphiboly
 
adj
 
amphibological or amphiboly
 
adj
 
amphibo'logically or amphiboly
 
adv

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