amphiboly

  • 1 Amphiboly — Am*phib o*ly, n.; pl. {Amphibolies}. [L. amphibolia, Gr. ?: cf. OE. amphibolie. See {Amphibolous}.] Ambiguous discourse; amphibology. [1913 Webster] If it oracle contrary to our interest or humor, we will create an amphiboly, a double meaning… …

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  • 2 amphiboly — noun /amˈfɪbəli/ An ambiguous grammatical construction. By logical errors I mean such simple things as Equivocation, Amphiboly, and Begging the Question …

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  • 3 amphiboly — (Gk., amphibolos, not regular speech) A sentence whose grammatical structure permits different interpretations, e.g. ‘She suffered a bad taxpayer s dream’ (dream of a bad taxpayer? Bad dream of a taxpayer?). In Kant a transcendental amphiboly is… …

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  • 4 amphiboly — noun (plural lies) Etymology: Late Latin amphibolia Date: circa 1588 amphibology …

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  • 5 amphiboly — /am fib euh lee/, n., pl. amphibolies. ambiguity of speech, esp. from uncertainty of the grammatical construction rather than of the meaning of the words, as in The Duke yet lives that Henry shall depose. Also called amphibology. [1580 90; < L… …

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  • 6 amphiboly — n. See ambiguity …

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  • 7 amphiboly — am·phib·o·ly …

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  • 8 amphiboly — am•phib•o•ly [[t]æmˈfɪb ə li[/t]] n. pl. lies pho ambiguity of speech, esp. from uncertainty of the grammatical construction rather than of the meaning of the words, as in The Duke yet lives that Henry shall depose[/ex] • Etymology: 1580–90; < …

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  • 9 amphiboly — /æmˈfɪbəli/ (say am fibuhlee) noun (plural amphibolies) → amphibology. {Latin amphibolia ambiguity, from Greek} …

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  • 10 amphiboly —   n. ambiguous speech; equivocation; quibble.    ♦ amphibolous, a …

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  • 11 amphiboly — noun an ambiguous grammatical construction; e.g., they are flying planes can mean either that someone is flying planes or that something is flying planes • Syn: ↑amphibology • Hypernyms: ↑ambiguity …

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  • 12 Amphibolies — Amphiboly Am*phib o*ly, n.; pl. {Amphibolies}. [L. amphibolia, Gr. ?: cf. OE. amphibolie. See {Amphibolous}.] Ambiguous discourse; amphibology. [1913 Webster] If it oracle contrary to our interest or humor, we will create an amphiboly, a double… …

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  • 13 Critique of Pure Reason — Part of a series on Immanuel …

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  • 14 Fallacy — In logic and rhetoric, a fallacy is usually incorrect argumentation in reasoning resulting in a misconception or presumption. By accident or design, fallacies may exploit emotional triggers in the listener or interlocutor (appeal to emotion), or… …

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  • 15 Amphibology — or amphiboly (from the Greek amphibolia ) is an ambiguous grammatical structure in a sentence.ExamplesTeenagers shouldn t be allowed to drive. It s getting too dangerous on the streets.This could be taken to mean the teenagers will be in danger,… …

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  • 16 Equivocation — is classified as both a formal and informal fallacy. It is the misleading use of a term with more than one meaning (by glossing over which meaning is intended at a particular time).It is often confused with amphiboly; however, equivocation is… …

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  • 17 amphibology — amphibological /am fib euh loj i keuhl/, adj. amphibologically, adv. /am feuh bol euh jee/, n., pl. amphibologies. amphiboly. [1325 75; ME amphibologie < LL amphibologia. See AMPHIBOLY, LOGY] * * * …

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  • 18 fallacy — /fal euh see/, n., pl. fallacies. 1. a deceptive, misleading, or false notion, belief, etc.: That the world is flat was at one time a popular fallacy. 2. a misleading or unsound argument. 3. deceptive, misleading, or false nature; erroneousness.… …

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  • 19 applied logic — Introduction       the study of the practical art of right reasoning. The formalism (formal logic) and theoretical results of pure logic can be clothed with meanings derived from a variety of sources within philosophy as well as from other… …

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  • 20 Equivocalness — (Roget s Thesaurus) >Having a double sense. < N PARAG:Equivocalness >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 equivocalness equivocalness &c. >Adj. Sgm: N 1 double meaning double meaning &c. 516 Sgm: N 1 ambiguity ambiguity double entente double entendre… …

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