Equivocation

Equivocation (`to call by the same name`) is classified as an informal logical fallacy. It is the misleading use of a term with more than one meaning or sense (by glossing over which meaning is intended at a particular time). It generally occurs with polysemic words (words with multiple meanings). Albeit in common parlance it is used in a variet.....
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Equivocation

• (n.) The use of expressions susceptible of a double signification, with a purpose to mislead.
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equivocation

(from the article `applied logic`) These fallacies, called fallacies of ambiguity, arise when the conclusion is achieved through an improper use of words. The principal instances are ...
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equivocation

tergiversation noun falsification by means of vague or ambiguous language
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Equivocation

[magic] Equivocation is a verbal technique by which a magician appears to have a particular outcome, when in actuality the outcome is one of several alternatives. `In essence equivoque is the process of psychological forcing combined with double entendre.` ==Magician`s Choice== In a typical example of the Magician`s Choice, the magician wil...
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Equivocation

E·quiv`o·ca'tion noun The use of expressions susceptible of a double signification, with a purpose to mislead. « There being no room for equivocations , there is no need of distinctions.» Locke. Syn. -- Prevarication; ambiguity; shuffling; evasion; guibbling. See ...
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equivocation

A form of FALLACY where an ambiguity arises because a term or phrase has been used in two different senses within the one argument. E.g. The college has a special scholarship designed for poor students. My lecturer says that I
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equivocation

equivocation 1. Falsification by means of vague or ambiguous language. 2. Intentionally vague or ambiguous. 3. A statement that is not literally false but which cleverly avoids an unpleasant truth. 4. In logic, a fallacy caused by the double meaning of a word.
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equivocation

intentional vagueness or ambiguity
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Equivocation

is any fallacy arising from ambiguity of a word, or of a phrase playing the role of a single word in the reasoning in question, the word or phrase being used at different places with different meanings and an inference drawn which is formally correct if the word or phrase is treated as being the same word or phrase throughout. -- A. C.
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equivocation

[n] - intentionally vague or ambiguous 2. [n] - falsification by means of vague or ambiguous language
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