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multivocal

[muhl-tiv-uh-kuh l]
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adjective
  1. having many or different meanings of equal probability or validity: a multivocal word.
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Origin of multivocal

First recorded in 1800–10; multi- + vocal
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  • Ens is a multivocal word, neither strictly univocal nor altogether equivocal.

    Aristotle

    George Grote


British Dictionary definitions for multivocal

multivocal

adjective
  1. having many meanings
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Word Origin

C19: from Latin multus many + vocare to call; on the model of equivocal
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