univocal

[yoo-niv-uh-kuh l, yoo-nuh-voh-]
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Origin of univocal

1535–45; < Late Latin ūnivōc(us) (ūni- uni- + -vōcus, adj. derivative of vōx, stem vōc-, voice) + -al1
Related formsu·niv·o·cal·ly, adverb
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Examples from the Web for univocal

Historical Examples of univocal

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

    A Christian Directory

    Baxter Richard

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

    Aristotle

    George Grote

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

  • 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


British Dictionary definitions for univocal

univocal

adjective
  1. unambiguous or unmistakable
noun
  1. a word or term that has only one meaning
Derived Formsunivocally, 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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