equivocation definition

  • noun:
    • The use of equivocal language.
    • An equivocal declaration or appearance.
    • A logical fallacy resulting from employing multiple definitions of an individual expression.
    • the usage expressions vulnerable of a double signification, perhaps intentionally and with the goal of misleading.
    • using expressions susceptible of a double signification, with an objective to mislead.
    • In logic, a fallacy dependant on the double signification of somebody word: distinguished from amphibology, which is determined by the skeptical explanation of a whole phrase.
    • Ambiguity of address; specifically, the utilization, with a view to mislead, of terms or expressions vulnerable of a double signification; prevarication.
    • Synonyms Prevarication, an such like. (see evasion); shuffling, quibbling, quibble, equivoke.
    • deliberately obscure or ambiguous
    • a statement which is not virtually untrue but that cleverly prevents an embarrassing truth
    • falsification by way of vague or ambiguous language
    • the application of equivocal language.
    • An equivocal declaration or appearance.
    • A logical fallacy resulting from the employment of several definitions of an individual appearance.
    • employing expressions vulnerable of a double signification, possibly intentionally and with the purpose of misleading.
    • the application of expressions susceptible of a double signification, with an intention to mislead.
    • In logic, a fallacy depending upon the two fold signification of someone term: distinguished from amphibology, which is dependent upon the skeptical interpretation of a whole sentence.
    • Ambiguity of speech; especially, the use, with a view to mislead, of words or expressions susceptible of a double signification; prevarication.
    • Synonyms Prevarication, etc. (see evasion); shuffling, quibbling, quibble, equivoke.
    • deliberately vague or ambiguous
    • a statement that's not virtually untrue but that cleverly prevents an unpleasant truth
    • falsification by means of unclear or ambiguous language
    • the application of equivocal language.
    • An equivocal declaration or phrase.
    • A logical fallacy resulting from the usage of multiple definitions of one phrase.
    • employing expressions susceptible of a double signification, possibly intentionally along with the purpose of misleading.
    • The use of expressions susceptible of a double signification, with an intention to mislead.
    • In reasoning, a fallacy depending upon the two fold signification of some body word: distinguished from amphibology, which is dependent upon the doubtful interpretation of a complete sentence.
    • Ambiguity of address; particularly, the use, with a view to mislead, of words or expressions prone of a double signification; prevarication.
    • Synonyms Prevarication, an such like. (see evasion); shuffling, quibbling, quibble, equivoke.
    • deliberately obscure or ambiguous
    • a statement that isn't actually false but that cleverly prevents an embarrassing truth
    • falsification through unclear or uncertain language

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