equivocation vs evasiveness what difference

what is difference between equivocation and evasiveness

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

evasive +‎ -ness

Noun

evasiveness (usually uncountable, plural evasivenesses)

  1. The quality of being evasive.

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