univocally


Also found in: Thesaurus.

u·niv·o·cal

 (yo͞o-nĭv′ə-kəl)
adj.
Having only one meaning; unambiguous.
n.
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.
Translations
eenduidig
References in classic literature ?
On the other hand, things are said to be named 'univocally' which have both the name and the definition answering to the name in common.
is one of the factors that makes the rea ding of fictional narratives a qualitatively different experience from the reading of univocally authored narratives[;] it burdens its performance with a uniquely stressful interpretive freedom" (130).
However, the article shows that the rhetoricians' attitude to the primal substance of language that they imagine as feminine is not univocally phobic and hostile.
First, even granting for the moment that every mode of production can be univocally characterized in terms of its essential nature, why call this "natural law"?
The problem facing any study of 'Mallarme and a subject (art or discipline)' is most succinctly expressed in the poet's own words: 'Les Divagations apparentes traitent un sujet, de pensee, unique.' Mallarme will not name that subject univocally (except perhaps as 'Poesie'), but we know it to be practically inseparable from the unique performance of the Mallarmean text.
By invoking Aeneid 4, although not doing so univocally, Ovid's anagrammatic appropriation of Vergil takes on added programmatic significance, further broadening and ironizing the generic oppositions that the opening lines of Amores 2.1 establish.
Indonesia's protest against the award of peace prize to the two activists of a party that stands for secession from Indonesia of East Timor where a large number of Christians as well as Muslims, univocally support the government, is quite justified.
Wolterstorff replies to the Ontological Problem presented above by pointing out that works and performances typically share an interesting number of predicates, but that those predicates are not used univocally when attributed to a work and to its performances.
At the frontier, experimental results, meanings and competence are contested, and nature (or nature plus logic) does not speak directly and univocally to scientists any more than God spoke to one or another of the contending sects of believers of Montaigne's day.
Since this an-archic split in the voice prevents anyone from gathering the internal difference into any univocally conceived trait or entity, it also demarcates the limits of Habermas' "project of modernity" (i.e.
A word is used univocally if it has the same meaning throughout a given context, equivocally if one or more other meanings are equally possible." He offers the following humorous example:
It is, however, also Lowe who immediately adverts to the simplistic binarist assumptions that may inform such a project, only hinted at in The Empire Writes Back and not always recognized by some of her fellow contributors: 'The view that a dominant discourse produces and manages the Other, univocally appropriating and containing all dissenting positions within it, underestimates the tensions and contradictions within a discourse, the continual play of resistance, dissent, and accommodation by different positions' (ibid.).