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Definition of "univocal" [u•niv•o•cal]

  • Having only one meaning; unambiguous. (adjective)
  • A word or term having only one meaning. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "univocal" in a sentence
  • "First, there are analogical terms which are univocal in a broad sense of ˜univocal™."
  • "Does Roger Bacon, in his best work, in which he treats of light and vision, express himself much more clearly than Aristotle when he says light is created by means of multiplying its luminous species, which action is called univocal and conformable to the agent?"
  • "If we totally lose our ability to recognize and to understand irony, then we will be doomed to a kind of univocal discourse, which is alright I suppose for politicians 'speeches and perhaps for certain representatives of popular religion, but will leave us badly defrauded."