[ uhn-i-kwiv-uh-kuhl ]
/ ˌʌn ɪˈkwɪv ə kəl /
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not equivocal; unambiguous; clear; having only one possible meaning or interpretation: an unequivocal indication of assent; unequivocal proof.
absolute; unqualified; not subject to conditions or exceptions: The cosigner of a note gives unequivocal assurance that it will be paid when due.



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Origin of unequivocal

First recorded in 1745–55; un-1 + equivocal

OTHER WORDS FROM unequivocal

un·e·quiv·o·cal·ly, adverbun·e·quiv·o·cal·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for unequivocal

/ (ˌʌnɪˈkwɪvəkəl) /


not ambiguous; plain

Derived forms of unequivocal

unequivocally, adverbunequivocalness, noun
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