amphibology

[ am-fuh-bol-uh-jee ]
/ ˌæm fəˈbɒl ə dʒi /

noun, plural am·phi·bol·o·gies.

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Origin of amphibology

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

OTHER WORDS FROM amphibology

am·phib·o·log·i·cal [am-fib-uh-loj-i-kuh l] /æmˌfɪb əˈlɒdʒ ɪ kəl/, adjectiveam·phib·o·log·i·cal·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for amphibology

amphibology

amphiboly (æmˈfɪbəlɪ)

/ (ˌæmfɪˈbɒlədʒɪ) /

noun plural -gies or -lies

ambiguity of expression, esp when due to a grammatical construction, as in save rags and waste paper

Derived forms of amphibology

amphibolic or amphibolous (æmˈfɪbələs), adjectiveamphibological (æmˌfɪbəˈlɒdʒɪkəl), adjectiveamphibologically, adverb

Word Origin for amphibology

C14: from Late Latin amphibologia, ultimately from Greek amphibolos ambiguous; see amphibole, -logy
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