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- noun grammar A
wordor clausethat modifiesanother word or clause ambiguously, possibly causing confusionwith regard to the speaker's intended meaning.
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- noun a word or phrase apparently modifying an unintended word because of its placement in a sentence: e.g., `when young' in `when young, circuses appeal to all of us'
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