Pronunciation: (i-kwiv"u-kā'shun), [key]
1. the use of equivocal or ambiguous expressions, esp. in order to mislead or hedge; prevarication.
2. an equivocal, ambiguous expression; equivoque: The speech was marked by elaborate equivocations.
3. Logic.a fallacy caused by the double meaning of a word.
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