Definition of amphiboly in English:


Line breaks: am¦phib|oly
Pronunciation: /amˈfɪbəli

noun (plural amphibolies)

Another term for amphibology.
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  • Perhaps, if we are to maintain the doctrine of agency as a possession of the agent, it is more productive to let the amphiboly lie as it is.
  • Street signs can suffer from a case of amphiboly because they tend not to use punctuation.
  • An amphiboly occurs when the construction of a sentence allows it to have two different meanings.

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