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Having only one meaning; unambiguous.
A word or term having only one meaning.

[From Late Latin ūnivocus : Latin ūni-, uni- + Latin vocāre, to say; see wekw- in Indo-European roots.]

u·niv′o·cal·ly adv.


unambiguous or unmistakable
a word or term that has only one meaning
ˌuniˈvocally adv


(yuˈnɪv ə kəl, ˌyu nəˈvoʊ-)

having only one meaning; unambiguous.
[1535–45; < Late Latin ūnivōc(us) (ūni- uni- + -vōcus, adj. derivative of vōx, s. vōc-, voice) + -al1]
u•niv′o•cal•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.univocal - admitting of no doubt or misunderstandingunivocal - admitting of no doubt or misunderstanding; having only one meaning or interpretation and leading to only one conclusion; "unequivocal evidence"; "took an unequivocal position"; "an unequivocal success"; "an unequivocal promise"; "an unequivocal (or univocal) statement"
unambiguous - having or exhibiting a single clearly defined meaning; "As a horror, apartheid...is absolutely unambiguous"- Mario Vargas Llosa
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One after other leaders reiterated the demand in their address to the gathering in the general ground and the mass gathering repeatedly gave univocal approval.
Parker represents a univocal aesthetic that ignores beauty's infinite horizon.
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