Definitions for deceptiondɪˈsɛp ʃən
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
the act of deceiving, or the state of being deceived.
something that deceives or is intended to deceive; trick; ruse.
Origin of deception:
1400–50; late ME decepcioun < OF < LL dēceptiō= L dēcep-, var. s. of dēcipere (see deceive ) +-tiō -tion
misrepresentation, deceit, deception(noun)
a misleading falsehood
deception, deceit, dissembling, dissimulation(noun)
the act of deceiving
magic trick, conjuring trick, trick, magic, legerdemain, conjuration, thaumaturgy, illusion, deception(noun)
an illusory feat; considered magical by naive observers
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
the use of tricks or lies
An instance of actions and/or schemes fabricated to mislead and/or delude someone into errantly believing a lie or inaccuracy.
Origin: Past participle of decipere "deceive"; gerund form of to deceive.
the act of deceiving or misleading
the state of being deceived or misled
that which deceives or is intended to deceive; false representation; artifice; cheat; fraud
Deception, beguilement, deceit, bluff, mystification and subterfuge are acts to propagate beliefs that are not true, or not the whole truth. Deception can involve dissimulation, propaganda, and sleight of hand, as well as distraction, camouflage, or concealment. There is also self-deception, as in bad faith. Deception is a major relational transgression that often leads to feelings of betrayal and distrust between relational partners. Deception violates relational rules and is considered to be a negative violation of expectations. Most people expect friends, relational partners, and even strangers to be truthful most of the time. If people expected most conversations to be untruthful, talking and communicating with others would require distraction and misdirection to acquire reliable information. A significant amount of deception occurs between romantic and relational partners.
U.S. National Library of Medicine
The act of deceiving or the fact (or condition) of being deceived.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms
Those measures designed to mislead the enemy by manipulation, distortion, or falsification of evidence to induce the enemy to react in a manner prejudicial to the enemy
Translations for deception
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
(an act of) deceiving
Deception is difficult in these circumstances.
- bedrog, misleiding, oëverblinderyAfrikaans
- خِداع، غِشArabic
- dissimulaçãoPortuguese (BR)
- die TäuschungGerman
- bedrag; bedrageriDanish
- εξαπάτηση, παραπλάνησηGreek
- engaño, falsedadSpanish
- حقه بازی؛ تقلبFarsi
- מִרמָה, הוֹנָאָהHebrew
- prijevara, varkaCroatian
- apgavystė, apgaulėLithuanian
- krāpšana; blēdība; maldināšanaLatvian
- bedrag, narringNorwegian
- حقه بازی؛ تقلبPersian
- غولېدنه، تېروتنه، غولونه، تېرايستنه، دوكه وركونهPashto
- bedrägeri, villfarelseSwedish
- kandırma, hileTurkish
- 欺騙Chinese (Trad.)
- обман, брехняUkrainian
- فریب کاریUrdu
- sự lừa gạtVietnamese
- 欺骗Chinese (Simp.)
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