Thursday, September 12, 2013

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equivocation

noun [ih-kwiv-uh-key-shuhn]

1. The use of equivocal or ambiguous expressions, especially in order to mislead or hedge; prevarication.

2. An equivocal, ambiguous expression; equivoque: The speech was marked by elaborate equivocations.

3. Logic. a fallacy caused by the double meaning of a word.

Origin:

1350–1400; Middle English equivocacion < Late Latin aequivocātiōn- (stem of aequivocātiō ). See equivocate, -ion

 

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