What does amphibology mean?

amphibology meaning in General Dictionary

A phrase discourse or idea prone of two interpretations thus of unsure meaning It varies from equivocation which arises from the twofold sense of just one term

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  • an ambiguous grammatical building; e.g., `they are flying airplanes' can mean either that some body is traveling airplanes or that one thing is flying airplanes
  • A phrase, discourse, or idea, vulnerable of two interpretations; and hence, of unsure definition. It differs from equivocation, which arises from the twofold sense of just one term.

amphibology meaning in General Dictionary

(letter.) A phrase, discourse, or proposition, prone of two interpretations; and hence, of uncertain meaning. It varies from equivocation, which comes from the twofold feeling of one term.