1. Open to two or more interpretations and often intended to conceal the truth. See Synonyms at ambiguous.
2. Characterized by a mixture of opposing elements and therefore questionable or uncertain: Evidence of the drug's effectiveness has been equivocal.
[From Late Latin aequivocus : Latin aequi-, equi- + Latin vocāre, to call; see wekw- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
e·quiv′o·cali·ty (-kălĭ-tē), e·quivo·cal·ness n.
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