Meaning of EQUIVOCAL in English


e ‧ quiv ‧ o ‧ cal /ɪˈkwɪvək ə l/ BrE AmE adjective

[ Date: 1500-1600 ; Language: Late Latin ; Origin: aequivocus , from Latin aequi- ( EQUI- ) + vox 'voice' ]

1 . if you are equivocal, you are deliberately unclear in the way that you give information or your opinion SYN ambiguous :

His answer was equivocal.

She was rather equivocal about her work.

2 . information that is equivocal is difficult to understand or explain because it contains different parts which suggest that different things are true:

The results of the police enquiry were equivocal.

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English.      Longman - Словарь современного английского языка.