Meaning of EQUIVOCAL in English

EQUIVOCAL

/ ɪˈkwɪvəkl; NAmE / adjective ( formal )

1.

( of words or statements ) not having one clear or definite meaning or intention; able to be understood in more than one way

SYN ambiguous :

She gave an equivocal answer, typical of a politician.

2.

( of actions or behaviour ) difficult to understand or explain clearly or easily :

The experiments produced equivocal results.

—see also unequivocal

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WORD ORIGIN

mid 16th cent.: from late Latin aequivocus , from Latin aequus equally + vocare to call.

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