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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Taiwan MOE computer dictionary


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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) 2.0

      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: falsification by means of vague or ambiguous language [syn: