equivocation(redirected from Fallacy of equivocation)
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1. The use of equivocal language.
2. An equivocal statement or expression.
1. the act or an instance of equivocating
2. (Logic) logic a fallacy based on the use of the same term in different senses, esp as the middle term of a syllogism, as the badger lives in the bank, and the bank is in the High Street, so the badger lives in the High Street
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|Noun||1.||equivocation - a statement that is not literally false but that cleverly avoids an unpleasant truth|
doublespeak - any language that pretends to communicate but actually does not
hedging, hedge - an intentionally noncommittal or ambiguous statement; "when you say `maybe' you are just hedging"
|2.||equivocation - intentionally vague or ambiguous|
untruthfulness - the quality of being untruthful
|3.||equivocation - falsification by means of vague or ambiguous language|