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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ Apart from conodonts, unequivocal evidence for fish does not occur until the Ordovician.
▪ Nevertheless, unequivocal evidence for deeper subduction of sediment has proved elusive, and other explanations are possible.
▪ But he left no unequivocal evidence of why he personally felt Emancipation necessary.
▪ So here was unequivocal evidence for quite major postsynaptic changes in structure as a result of the training experience.
▪ The answer to our request was an unequivocal "no".
▪ The European Parliament has given the plan its unequivocal support.
▪ This time his father was unequivocal: "You're getting no more money from me, and that's final.''
▪ Both Sir John and the Harwell Lab had the highest reputations, and so the confident media were unequivocal.
▪ First, evidence of the loosening of family bonds is unequivocal.
▪ Nevertheless, unequivocal evidence for deeper subduction of sediment has proved elusive, and other explanations are possible.
▪ On them, Kylie was quick to respond and unequivocal with her replies.
▪ The pieces of evidence fell into place with the unequivocal precision of a well-made jigsaw puzzle.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Unequivocal \Un`e*quiv"o*cal\, a. Not equivocal; not doubtful; not ambiguous; evident; sincere; plain; as, unequivocal evidence; unequivocal words. -- Un`e*quiv"o*cal*ly, adv. -- Un`e*quiv"o*cal*ness, n.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

1784, from un- (1) "not" + equivocal. Related: Unequivocally.


a. 1 unambiguous; without equivocation or ambiguity; singularly clear, unmistakable, or unquestionable 2 (context possibly dated English) Without equal, matchless.

  1. adj. 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" [syn: univocal, unambiguous] [ant: equivocal]

  2. clearly defined or formulated; "the plain and unequivocal language of the laws"- R.B.Taney [syn: definitive]

Usage examples of "unequivocal".

Laskov had wanted from Talman was an unequivocal order to fire at will.

The unequivocal intention of the telephony giants to become major players in the Internet market should also be taken into account.

It was the simple, ungrudging admission of the unequivocal power, as well as brilliant promise, which he recognized in the work.

But the Bauhaus pattern is unequivocal, and despite their ambivalent modernism the framed prints disclose no secrets.

Treaty of Mospheira which calls for experimental contacts in science leading to agreements of definition and unequivocal terminology, with a view to future intercultural cooperations under the appointment of appropriate atevi officials.

My colleagues and I do not believe, however, that EPR-type correlations are, in themselves, the explanation for mind-to-mind connections, but we do think that they are an unequivocal laboratory example of the nonlocal nature of our universe.

The only case in which the higher ground has been taken on principle and maintained with consistency, by any but an individual here and there, is that of religious belief: a case instructive in many ways, and not least so as forming a most striking instance of the fallibility of what is called the moral sense: for the odium theologicum, in a sincere bigot, is one of the most unequivocal cases of moral feeling.

Now, brought to this conclusion in so unequivocal a manner as we are, it is not our part, as reasoners, to reject it on account of apparent impossibilities.

We repose full and unequivocal trust in the said Lords of Claibourne and Marley, We hereby authorize and pardon any military action deemed necessary by the said Lords to secure and exercise their lawful authority as Regents for Our Heirs.

He perceived the frustration, the angry hunger, the longing for direction, for unequivocal and comprehensible answers.

It is over five weeks since I was abducted from the City -- a City, I might add, in which I had already been assaulted though I had been told in unequivocal terms that Optheria was a 'secure' planet, where everyone knew his place, and no unusual activities were condoned or permitted.

In the early stages of an experiment one can argue with the phenomenon - that it is a chance event, or not unequivocal or whatever.

It is possible to read the statement in Luke I:35 as implying divine intervention of the same type as is found in the Old Testament accounts of the births of Isaac or of Samson, although the words in Luke 3:23, in the genealogy of Jesus, 'being, as was supposed, the son of Joseph', show that Luke himself believed that Jesus had no human father But the Matthaean statement is unequivocal.

During the Gulf War, Saddam did refrain from employing weapons of mass destruction, and this appears to be (the only) unequivocal evidence of his having been deterred.

Pride and exultation were supplanted by humility, and the fiercest of human passions was already succeeded by the most profound and unequivocal demonstrations of grief.