univocal
adjective Etymology: Late Latin univocus, from Latin uni- + voc-, vox voice — more at voice Date: 1599 1. having one meaning only 2. unambiguous <
in search of a morally univocal answer
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univocally adverb

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  • Univocal — U*niv o*cal, a. [L. univocus; unus one + vox, vocis, a voice, word. See {One}, and {Voice}.] 1. Having one meaning only; contrasted with {equivocal}. [1913 Webster] 2. Having unison of sound, as the octave in music. See {Unison}, n., 2. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Univocal — U*niv o*cal, n. 1. (Aristotelian Logic) A generic term, or a term applicable in the same sense to all the species it embraces. [1913 Webster] 2. A word having but one meaning. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • univocal — index definite, unambiguous Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • univocal — 1540s, from L. univocus, from uni (see UNI (Cf. uni )) + vox (see VOICE (Cf. voice)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • univocal — [yo͞o niv′ə kəl] adj. having a single, sharply defined sense or nature; unambiguous …   English World dictionary

  • univocal —    by Claire Colebrook   According to one of Deleuze s most important critics, Alain Badiou, univocity is the central concept of Deleuze s project. In Difference and Repetition, Deleuze describes an alternative history of philosophy comprising… …   The Deleuze dictionary

  • univocal —    by Claire Colebrook   According to one of Deleuze s most important critics, Alain Badiou, univocity is the central concept of Deleuze s project. In Difference and Repetition, Deleuze describes an alternative history of philosophy comprising… …   The Deleuze dictionary

  • univocal — adjective /juːˈnɪvək(ə)l,ˌjuːnɪˈvoʊkəl,ˌjuːnɪˈvəʊk(ə)l/ a) Having only one possible meaning. There was really little room for debate, with a statement as univocal as that. b) Containing only one vowel. A man, a plan, a canal, Panama. contains… …   Wiktionary

  • univocal — adj. & n. adj. (of a word etc.) having only one proper meaning. n. a univocal word. Derivatives: univocality n. univocally adv …   Useful english dictionary

  • univocal — univocally, adv. /yooh niv euh keuhl, yooh neuh voh /, adj. having only one meaning; unambiguous. [1535 45; < LL univoc(us) (uni UNI + vocus, adj. deriv. of vox, s. voc , VOICE) + AL1] * * * …   Universalium

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