from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Having a grammatical structure that allows of two interpretations; equivocal.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. ambiguous; doubtful

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Ambiguous; doubtful.
  • adj. Capable of two meanings.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Ambiguous; equivocal: now used only in logic as applied to a sentence susceptible of two meanings.


From Late Latin amphibolus; see amphibole.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Latin amphibolus, Ancient Greek thrown about, doubtful. See amphibole. (Wiktionary)



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