equivocation vs evasion what difference

what is difference between equivocation and evasion

English

Alternative forms

  • æquivocation (archaic)

Etymology

c. 1380, from Old French equivocation, from Medieval Latin aequivocātiōnem, accusative singular of aequivocātiō, from aequivocō, from Late Latin aequivocus (ambiguous, equivocal), from Latin aequus (equal) + vocō (call);
a calque of Ancient Greek ὁμωνυμία (homōnumía).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɪˌkwɪvəˈkeɪʃən/, /ɪˌkwɪvəˈkeɪʃn̩/, /əˌkwɪvəˈkeɪʃn/
  • Hyphenation: e‧quiv‧o‧ca‧tion
  • Rhymes: -eɪʃən

Noun

equivocation (countable and uncountable, plural equivocations)

  1. (logic) A logical fallacy resulting from the use of multiple meanings of a single expression.
  2. The use of expressions susceptible of a double signification, possibly intentionally and with the aim of misleading.

Related terms

  • amphiboly, evasion, evasiveness, prevarication

Translations

References


Old French

Noun

equivocation f (oblique plural equivocations, nominative singular equivocation, nominative plural equivocations)

  1. equivocation
    Si avoit trovee occasion de li gaber par l’equivocation de son nom


English

Etymology

From Middle French évasion, from Late Latin evasionem (accusative of evasio).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɪˈveɪʒən/
  • Rhymes: -eɪʒən
  • Rhymes: -eɪʃən

Noun

evasion (countable and uncountable, plural evasions)

  1. The act of eluding or evading or avoiding, particularly the pressure of an argument, accusation, charge, or interrogation; artful means of eluding.
    Synonyms: equivocation, prevarication, shift, subterfuge, shuffling

Derived terms

  • avoision
  • tax evasion

Translations

References

  • evasion in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.

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