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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.
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unambiguous or unmistakable
a word or term that has only one meaning
ˌuniˈvocally adv
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(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.
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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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As James Longenbach notes in his excellent book The Art of the Poetic Line, prose poems invoke our expectations of prose to be logical and univocal, but the form subverts those expectations with the mystery and multivalence of poetry, a kind of guerilla incursion against rationalism.
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Nobody - neither the Great Britain nor Britain's allies - chooses univocal wording so as to come forward with accusations against the Russian Federation," he noted, adding that "In our opinion, that shows absurdity of the situation."
We call such exercises of popular sovereignty univocal constitution-making, because in them a popular majority qualifies as speaking for "the people" as a whole by satisfying certain procedural criteria for proposal and amendment.
The summit discussed the leaders' agenda for work in the next two years, and "I am happy to have received univocal support of all the EU leaders to go ahead with this plan," he said.
their univocal parallels set between the events in Catalonia and those in Ukraine, Kosovo, or even Macedonia.
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However, the jingoistic congratulations of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party government at the Centre, for its univocal support to the cause of Muslim women, feels like an appropriation of the decades-long struggle by grass-roots women's groups who worked with the Muslim community.
In fact, the space here is saturated with yellow-green grids that turn into scrolling, overlapping ribbons, each creating its own spatiality and perspective, thus annulling any possibility of a univocal vision or a single vanishing point.
As Heidegger argues, the rigor and strength of philosophy do not consist in the development of a univocal and universal method, but in philosophy's ability to embrace (not just tolerate) the questioning of its basic concepts.