multivocal

[muhl-tiv-uh-kuh l]

adjective

having many or different meanings of equal probability or validity: a multivocal word.

Nearby words

  1. multivariate,
  2. multiverse,
  3. multiversity,
  4. multivibrator,
  5. multivitamin,
  6. multivoltine,
  7. multivolume,
  8. multiwall,
  9. multiwindow,
  10. multnomah falls

Origin of multivocal

First recorded in 1800–10; multi- + vocal

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Examples from the Web for multivocal

  • Ens is a multivocal word, neither strictly univocal nor altogether equivocal.

    Aristotle|George Grote


British Dictionary definitions for multivocal

multivocal

adjective

having many meanings

Word Origin for multivocal

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

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