Logic. a fallacy caused by the double meaning of a word.
Origin 1350–1400;Middle Englishequivocacion < Late Latinaequivocātiōn- (stem of aequivocātiō). See equivocate, -ion
the act or an instance of equivocating
logic a fallacy based on the use of the same term in different senses, esp as the middle term of a syllogism, as the badger lives in the bank, and the bank is in the High Street, so the badger lives in the High Street