[ UK /jˈuːnɪvˌɒkəl/ ]
admitting of no doubt or misunderstanding; having only one meaning or interpretation and leading to only one conclusion
an unequivocal (or univocal) statement
an unequivocal success
took an unequivocal position
an unequivocal promise
How To Use univocal In A Sentence
- Those statements that refer to the physically real do not founder on any univocal coordinate transformation.
- The history of the research on implication is a long one,(Sentencedict) but logicians have not arrived at a univocal interpretation of the meaning of implication.
- Moreover, a polyphonic style resists univocal concepts of selfhood, which posit the self as knowable and unified.
- Seemingly then the first of agents, to which all agency is traced back, will be a univocal agent; and so the words used of God and creatures must be univocal.
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- It is a univocal lipogram, in which each chapter restricts itself to the use of a single vowel.
- It played a major role in debates over the ontology of general relativity and was an important part of the background to the development of the modern concept of categoricity in formal semantics (for more on the history, influence, and demise of the principle of univocalness, see Howard 1992 and 1996). Einstein's Philosophy of Science
- The roots of this mindset reach back centuries, Mr. Gregory says, to the late-medieval theologian John Duns Scotus, who argued that God and man both exist in the same essence of things and that therefore man may speak of God with "univocal" as opposed to "analogical" language. Blame It on Calvin & Luther
- In other words, to show that this contradiction is really a contradiction, you have to show that it is impossible for anything to be both God and man, because otherwise the reduplicative propositions 'God as God is immortal' and 'God as man is mortal' are not contradictory the reduplicative phrase modifies the predicate and prevents them from being univocal; if so, the alleged contradiction is a case of the fallacy of equivocation. Archive 2005-01-01
- H.A. Wolfson has presented evidence for A.istotle's recognition of a type of term intermediate between equivocal and univocal terms, some instances of which were characterized by their use according to priority and posteriority. Medieval Theories of Analogy