Meaning of equivocation

e•quiv•o•ca•tion

Pronunciation: (i-kwiv"u-kā'shun), [key]
— n.
  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. a fallacy caused by the double meaning of a word.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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