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univocal

Definition:

admitting of no doubt or misunderstanding; having only one meaning or interpretation and leading to only one conclusion

Class:

adjective (modifies a noun)

Comparative:

more univocal

Superlative:

most univocal

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Etymology:

From Late Latin ūnivocus: Latin ūni-, uni- + Latin vocāre, to say; see wekw- in...
(Source: American Heritage Dictionary)  [more]

Definition references

Wikipedia:

Univocity of being

the idea that words describing the properties of God mean the same thing as when they apply to people or things, even if God is vastly in kind. In medieval disputes over the nature of God, many theologians and philosophers held that when one says that ... (46 of 536 words)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Univocity of being

Collins Dictionary:

univocal | univocally [adverb, derived]

unambiguous or unmistakable | a word or term that has only one meaning (12 of 231 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/univocal

Merriam-Webster:

univocal | unambiguous [synonym, sense-specific] | clear-cut [synonym, sense-specific] | definite [synonym, sense-specific] | definitive [synonym, sense-specific] | express [synonym, sense-specific] | specific [synonym, sense-specific] | unequivocal [synonym, sense-specific] | explicit [synonym, sense-specific] | ...

having one meaning only | "unambiguous" (5 of 127 words, 2 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciations)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/univocal

Oxford Dictionary:

univocal | unambiguous [synonym, sense-specific] | univocality [derived] | univocally [derived]

Syllabification: (u·niv·o·cal) | [philosophy, linguistics] | (of a word or term) having only one possible meaning; unambiguous (15 of 45 words, 3 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/american english​/univocal

univocal [philosophy, linguistics] | unambiguous [synonym] | univocality [derived] | univocally [derived]

(of a word or term) having only one possible meaning; unambiguous (11 of 42 words, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/univocal

American Heritage Dictionary:

univocal | univocally [adverb, related]

Having only one meaning; unambiguous. | A word or term having only one meaning. (13 of 38 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/univocal

Wiktionary:

univocal | definite [synonym, sense-specific] | unambiguous [synonym, sense-specific] | unequivocal [synonym, sense-specific] | ambiguous [antonym, sense-specific] | equivocal [antonym, sense-specific]

Having only one possible meaning. | Containing only one vowel. (9 of 25 words, 2 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/univocal

New World Dictionary:

univocal

having a single, sharply defined sense or nature; unambiguous (9 of 13 words, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/univocal

Random House Dictionary:

univocal

having only one meaning; unambiguous. (5 of 11 words, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/univocal

Macmillan British Dictionary:

unequivocal [formal] | unequivocally [adverb, related]

clear, definite, and without doubt (5 of 39 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciations)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/unequivocal

Cambridge Dictionary:

unequivocal | unequivocally [adverb, derived]

total, or expressed in a clear and certain way (9 of 35 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/unequivocal

Encarta Dictionary:

univocal | univocals [plural]

having only one meaning | a word or term with only one meaning (12 of 41 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861708150​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

American Heritage Dictionary:

univocal

Origin: From Late Latin ūnivocus: Latin ūni-, uni- + Latin vocāre, to say; see wekw- in Indo-European roots.

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/univocal

Merriam-Webster:

univocal

First use: 1599

Origin: Late Latin univocus, from Latin uni- + voc-, vox voice

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/univocal

Wiktionary:

univocal

Origin: Late Latin ūnivocus + -al.

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/univocal

unequivocal

Origin: un- + equivocal

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/unequivocal

un-

Origin: Middle English un-, from Old English un- ("un-"), from Proto-Germanic *un- ("un-"), from ... | Middle English on-, from Old English ond-, and- ("against, facing, toward; in return, back, without"), from... (30 of 113 etymology words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/un-

Online Etymology:

unequivocal

First use: 1784

Origin: "un-" (1) "not" + "equivocal".

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=unequivocal

Encarta Dictionary:

univocal | univocals [plural]

First use: Mid-16th century

Origin: late Latin univocus "having one voice" from vox "voice"

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861708150​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

univocal

Audio: British English pronunciation of "univocal"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/univocal

unequivocal

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "unequivocal"

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the Free Dictionary:

univocal

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "univocal"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "univocal"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "univocal" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/univocal

unequivocal

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "unequivocal"

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Google Dictionary:

univocal

Audio: English pronunciation of "univocal"

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unequivocal

Audio: English pronunciation of "unequivocal"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

univocal

Audio: North American pronunciation of "univocal"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=univoc​01 word=univocal

unequivocal

Audio: North American pronunciation of "unequivocal"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=unequi​02 word=unequivocal

YourDictionary Audio:

univocal

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "univocal" by speech synthesizer

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/univocal

unequivocal

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "unequivocal" by speech synthesizer

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Macmillan British Dictionary:

unequivocal [formal]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "unequivocal"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/unequivocal

Macmillan American Dictionary:

unequivocal [formal]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "unequivocal"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/unequivocal

Cambridge Dictionary:

unequivocal

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "unequivocal"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "unequivocal"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/unequivocal

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