equivocacy

equivocality, equivocacy

the state or quality of being ambiguous in meaning or capable of double interpretation. — equivocal, adj.
See also: Punning
the state or quality of being ambiguous in meaning or capable of double interpretation. — equivocal, adj.
See also: Language
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Shakespeare's boy heroines are interpreted as representations of generic equivocacy. However, Phyllis Rackin identifies that most Renaissance literary theory fails to realize the double-entendre of Shakespeare's critique.
Yet the same equivocacy is apparent in public attitudes as was discernible in political rhetoric.
The equivocacy of the findings in the mood-performance literature has been attributed to several factors including methodological inconsistency and measurement difficulties, especially the use of different mood measures [1,7].
Thorn's interrogation of traditional social history sources of World War I adds to the equivocacy in the women workers' accounts themselves.