univocal

univocal
   A word is used univocally in two contexts when it has exactly the same meaning in each context. Christian philosophers debate whether words used of God and humans are used univocally.
   Further reading: Alston 1989a

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  • Univocal — U*niv o*cal, a. [L. univocus; unus one + vox, vocis, a voice, word. See {One}, and {Voice}.] 1. Having one meaning only; contrasted with {equivocal}. [1913 Webster] 2. Having unison of sound, as the octave in music. See {Unison}, n., 2. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Univocal — U*niv o*cal, n. 1. (Aristotelian Logic) A generic term, or a term applicable in the same sense to all the species it embraces. [1913 Webster] 2. A word having but one meaning. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • univocal — index definite, unambiguous Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • univocal — 1540s, from L. univocus, from uni (see UNI (Cf. uni )) + vox (see VOICE (Cf. voice)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • univocal — [yo͞o niv′ə kəl] adj. having a single, sharply defined sense or nature; unambiguous …   English World dictionary

  • univocal —    by Claire Colebrook   According to one of Deleuze s most important critics, Alain Badiou, univocity is the central concept of Deleuze s project. In Difference and Repetition, Deleuze describes an alternative history of philosophy comprising… …   The Deleuze dictionary

  • univocal —    by Claire Colebrook   According to one of Deleuze s most important critics, Alain Badiou, univocity is the central concept of Deleuze s project. In Difference and Repetition, Deleuze describes an alternative history of philosophy comprising… …   The Deleuze dictionary

  • univocal — adjective /juːˈnɪvək(ə)l,ˌjuːnɪˈvoʊkəl,ˌjuːnɪˈvəʊk(ə)l/ a) Having only one possible meaning. There was really little room for debate, with a statement as univocal as that. b) Containing only one vowel. A man, a plan, a canal, Panama. contains… …   Wiktionary

  • univocal — adjective Etymology: Late Latin univocus, from Latin uni + voc , vox voice more at voice Date: 1599 1. having one meaning only 2. unambiguous < in search of a morally univocal answer > • univocally adverb …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • univocal — adj. & n. adj. (of a word etc.) having only one proper meaning. n. a univocal word. Derivatives: univocality n. univocally adv …   Useful english dictionary

  • univocal — univocally, adv. /yooh niv euh keuhl, yooh neuh voh /, adj. having only one meaning; unambiguous. [1535 45; < LL univoc(us) (uni UNI + vocus, adj. deriv. of vox, s. voc , VOICE) + AL1] * * * …   Universalium

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