Hypertext Webster Gateway: "equivocation"

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Equivocation \E*quiv`o*ca"tion\, n.
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.

Syn: Prevarication; ambiguity; shuffling; evasion; guibbling.
See {Equivocal}, a., and {Prevaricate}, v. i.

From WordNet (r) 1.7 (wn)

n 1: a statement that is not literally false but that cleverly
avoids an unpleasant truth [syn: {evasion}]
2: intentionally vague or ambiguous [syn: {prevarication}, {evasiveness}]
3: deliberate vagueness or ambiguity [syn: {evasiveness}]
4: falsification by means of vague or ambiguous language [syn:

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