Dictionary » E » Equivocation



The use of expressions susceptible of a double signification, with a purpose to mislead. There being no room for equivocations, there is no need of distinctions. (Locke)

Synonym: Prevarication, ambiguity, shuffling, evasion, guibbling. See equivocal, and prevaricate.

Please contribute to this project, if you have more information about this term feel free to edit this page

Results from our forum

Re: 6 fingers

... In medical usage, hexadactyly does not specify whether the six digits are fingers or toes (although in Greek "dactylos" is without equivocation a finger). The 6th digit can be located in three different locations: on either side of the extremity or somewhere in between. With the ...

See entire post
by BrentElmer
Fri Jan 30, 2015 7:10 am
Forum: Genetics
Topic: 6 fingers
Replies: 5
Views: 6028


... from where I stand - and the majority of the people who have posted in this thread and on Facebook - the answer is "never," and your equivocation is poorly thought out and, frankly, unjust.

See entire post
by dogen
Sun Oct 13, 2013 3:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: When is it okay to call a scientist a whore?
Replies: 79
Views: 95531

Re: Theories - Origin of Life

... from the NIH and University of California credited teaching site. http://evolution.berkeley.edu/evolibrary/article/evo_32 I apologize - I made an equivocation fallacy over the word "goal," with a meaning that I think is incorrect anyways. Always admit your errors. :) The point I was ...

See entire post
by AstraSequi
Tue Feb 14, 2012 5:37 am
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Theories - Origin of Life
Replies: 563
Views: 1137476

This page was last modified 21:16, 3 October 2005. This page has been accessed 2,294 times. 
What links here | Related changes | Permanent link