Definition of equivocacy in English:

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Pronunciation: /ɪˈkwɪvəkəsi/


[mass noun] rare
The state or quality of being ambiguous or open to more than one interpretation: the equivocacy of the term helps him in his argumentation
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  • They satisfied his desire for that elusive double who, like a parallel universe, may both share and appease the anguish of existence and the equivocacy of art.
  • The sexual equivocacy was also constantly reinforced by the theatrical conventions in which actresses were presented to male audiences as beautiful, sexual, available beings.
  • The equivocacy of Descartes's position was mocked by many of his contemporaries.


Mid 17th century: from late Latin aequivocus (see equivocal) + -acy.

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