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  • 1 Equivocal — E*quiv o*cal, a. [L. aequivocus: aequus equal + vox, vocis, word. See {Equal}, and {Voice}, and cf. {Equivoque}.] 1. (Literally, called equally one thing or the other; hence:) Having two significations equally applicable; capable of double… …

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  • 2 Equivocal chord — Equivocal E*quiv o*cal, a. [L. aequivocus: aequus equal + vox, vocis, word. See {Equal}, and {Voice}, and cf. {Equivoque}.] 1. (Literally, called equally one thing or the other; hence:) Having two significations equally applicable; capable of… …

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  • 3 equivocal — equivocality, equivocacy /i kwiv euh keuh see/, n. equivocally, adv. equivocalness, n. /i kwiv euh keuhl/, adj. 1. allowing the possibility of several different meanings, as a word or phrase, esp. with intent to deceive or misguide; susceptible… …

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  • 4 equivocal — UK [ɪˈkwɪvək(ə)l] / US adjective formal 1) an equivocal statement has more than one possible meaning and is made in order to avoid saying something clearly an equivocal response 2) not clearly showing the real situation or providing a definite… …

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  • 5 equivocal — e|quiv|o|cal [ ı kwıvəkl ] adjective FORMAL 1. ) with more than one possible meaning, in order to avoid making a clear statement: NON COMMITTAL: an equivocal answer/response 2. ) not clearly showing the real situation or providing a definite… …

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  • 6 equivocal — e•quiv•o•cal [[t]ɪˈkwɪv ə kəl[/t]] adj. 1) allowing the possibility of more than one meaning or interpretation, esp. with intent to mislead; ambiguous: an equivocal answer[/ex] 2) of doubtful nature or character; questionable 3) of uncertain… …

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  • 7 equivocal — /əˈkwɪvəkəl / (say uh kwivuhkuhl), /i / (say ee ) adjective 1. of uncertain significance; not determined: an equivocal attitude. 2. of doubtful nature or character; questionable; dubious; suspicious. 3. having different meanings equally possible …

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  • 8 equivocal — I (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. ambiguous, dubious, puzzling, misleading; see obscure 1 . See Synonym Study at obscure . II (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) a. ambiguous, vague, duplicitous, uncertain, indefinite, unclear, misleading, evasive, undecided,… …

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  • 9 ambiguous, equivocal, unequivocal — Ambiguous means having several possible meanings, open to differing interpretations : I don t understand your answer; it s ambiguous. Equivocal is closely related in meaning to ambiguous, but it is more often used to signify not determined, of… …

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  • 10 GOD — IN THE BIBLE The Bible is not a single book, but a collection of volumes composed by different authors living in various countries over a period of more than a millennium. In these circumstances, divergencies of emphasis (cf. Kings with… …

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  • 11 unequivocal — unequivocally, adv. unequivocalness, n. /un i kwiv euh keuhl/, adj. 1. not equivocal; unambiguous; clear; having only one possible meaning or interpretation: an unequivocal indication of assent; unequivocal proof. 2. absolute; unqualified; not… …

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  • 12 Classic book — Moby Dick   An example of a classic book …

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  • 13 unequivocal — 1784, from UN (Cf. un ) (1) not + EQUIVOCAL (Cf. equivocal) …

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  • 14 Unequivocal — Un e*quiv o*cal, a. Not equivocal; not doubtful; not ambiguous; evident; sincere; plain; as, unequivocal evidence; unequivocal words. {Un e*quiv o*cal*ly}, adv. {Un e*quiv o*cal*ness}, n. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 15 Unequivocally — Unequivocal Un e*quiv o*cal, a. Not equivocal; not doubtful; not ambiguous; evident; sincere; plain; as, unequivocal evidence; unequivocal words. {Un e*quiv o*cal*ly}, adv. {Un e*quiv o*cal*ness}, n. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 16 Unequivocalness — Unequivocal Un e*quiv o*cal, a. Not equivocal; not doubtful; not ambiguous; evident; sincere; plain; as, unequivocal evidence; unequivocal words. {Un e*quiv o*cal*ly}, adv. {Un e*quiv o*cal*ness}, n. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 17 direct — I. a. 1. Straight, in a right line, not crooked. 2. From father to son. 3. Plain, express, categorical, unambiguous, not equivocal. 4. Open, sincere, ingenuous, frank, out spoken. 5. (A stron.) In the order of the signs, advancing eastward. II …

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  • 18 unequivocal — /ʌniˈkwɪvəkəl / (say unee kwivuhkuhl), / əˈkwɪv / (say uh kwiv ) adjective not equivocal; not ambiguous; clear; plain: an unequivocal reply. –unequivocally, adverb –unequivocalness, noun …

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  • 19 unequivocal — [un΄ē kwiv′ə kəl] adj. not equivocal; not ambiguous; plain; clear unequivocally adv …

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  • 20 u|niv´o|cal|ly — u|niv|o|cal «yoo NIHV uh kuhl», adjective. having one meaning only; not equivocal; capable of but one interpretation. ╂[< Late Latin ūnivocus (< Latin ūnus one + vōx, vōcis voice) + English al1] –u|niv´o|cal|ly, adverb …

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