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

equivocal

adjective
     
e‧quiv‧o‧cal
1 if you are equivocal, you are deliberately unclear in the way that you give information or your opinion [= 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.

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