Definitions for deceptiondɪˈsɛp ʃən

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

de•cep•tiondɪˈsɛp ʃən(n.)

  1. the act of deceiving, or the state of being deceived.

  2. 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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. misrepresentation, deceit, deception(noun)

    a misleading falsehood

  2. deception, deceit, dissembling, dissimulation(noun)

    the act of deceiving

  3. 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

  1. deception(noun)ɪˈsɛp ʃən

    the use of tricks or lies

Wiktionary

  1. deception(Noun)

    An instance of actions and/or schemes fabricated to mislead and/or delude someone into errantly believing a lie or inaccuracy.

  2. Origin: Past participle of decipere "deceive"; gerund form of to deceive.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Deception(noun)

    the act of deceiving or misleading

  2. Deception(noun)

    the state of being deceived or misled

  3. Deception(noun)

    that which deceives or is intended to deceive; false representation; artifice; cheat; fraud

Freebase

  1. Deception

    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

  1. Deception

    The act of deceiving or the fact (or condition) of being deceived.

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. deception

    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


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

deception(noun)

(an act of) deceiving

Deception is difficult in these circumstances.

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