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Temporary Ambiguity

  • Definition: Structural ambiguity that is present up until some point during the processing of a sentence but that is resolved by the end of the sentence (because, in fact, only one of the original parses is consistent with the entire sequence of words).

    Source: Language Files, eleventh edition, edited by Vedrana Mihalicek and Christin Wilson

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