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univocal

[yoo-niv-uh-kuh l, yoo-nuh-voh-] /yuˈnɪv ə kəl, ˌyu nəˈvoʊ-/
adjective
1.
having only one meaning; unambiguous.
Origin of univocal
1535-1545
1535-45; < Late Latin ūnivōc(us) (ūni- uni- + -vōcus, adj. derivative of vōx, stem vōc-, voice) + -al1
Related forms
univocally, adverb
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  • Systems of univocal signs participate in the production of ideas only to a small degree.

  • While it is not univocal, it is at the same time not absolutely equivocal.

    Aristotle George Grote
  • Names abused infer not the things signified by an univocal term.

    A Christian Directory Baxter Richard
  • But it was stated above that the word 'univocal' was applied to those things which had both name and definition in common.

    The Categories Aristotle
  • Again, the generic term and the specific term ought to be univocal in signification.

    Aristotle George Grote
  • If you ask a dialectical question in plain and univocal language, the respondent is bound to answer Yes or No.

    Aristotle George Grote
  • The question must be asked how such a close and univocal relationship is possible between things of such different nature.

  • That in this case the word church or church form is certainly ambiguous and not univocal.

    A Christian Directory Baxter Richard
British Dictionary definitions for univocal

univocal

/ˌjuːnɪˈvəʊkəl/
adjective
1.
unambiguous or unmistakable
noun
2.
a word or term that has only one meaning
Derived Forms
univocally, adverb
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Word Origin and History for univocal
adj.

1540s, from Latin univocus, from uni- (see uni-) + vox (see voice (n.)).

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