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Differences of Amphiboly and Equivocation

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What is the difference between amphiboly and equivocation?

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1. Ambiguities

An expression is ambiguous when one can interpret it at least in two different ways. We distinguish between semantic ambiguity (also called 'lexical'), when the expression is ambiguous because of its containing a polisemantic term (a term with multiple meanings), and syntactic ambiguity (also called 'structural'), when the expression is ambiguous ...

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