What does deception mean?

Definitions for deception
dɪˈsɛp ʃənde·cep·tion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. misrepresentation, deceit, deceptionnoun

    a misleading falsehood

  2. deception, deceit, dissembling, dissimulationnoun

    the act of deceiving

  3. magic trick, conjuring trick, trick, magic, legerdemain, conjuration, thaumaturgy, illusion, deceptionnoun

    an illusory feat; considered magical by naive observers


  1. deceptionnoun

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

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Deceptionnoun

    the act of deceiving or misleading

  2. Deceptionnoun

    the state of being deceived or misled

  3. Deceptionnoun

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


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Deception

    de-sep′shun, n. act of deceiving: the means by which it is sought to deceive.—n. Deceptibil′ity.—adjs. Decept′ible, capable of being deceived; Decep′tious (Shak.), deceitful; Decep′tive, tending to deceive: misleading.—adv. Decep′tively.—n. Decep′tiveness.—adj. Decep′tory, tending to deceive. [O. Fr.,—Low L. deceptio, -nisdecipĕre, to deceive.]

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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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of deception in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of deception in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of deception in a Sentence

  1. John Fleming:

    For years the IRS has abused its power to target people based on their political views. Commissioner John Koskinen not only did nothing about it, but continued the trend of deception by deliberately keeping Congress and the American people in the dark, to date no one has been held accountable and no one will unless we move forward with a resolution to require a vote on his impeachment.

  2. Musin Almat Zhumabekovich:

    jokes The martial artist has removed his false jaw, and his nose is ready for battle, his ears are worn as headphones. You're as tall as gravity pulled you like noodles. Aphorisms The plant of consciousness, grows either quickly or slowly, blooms from love, all the consciousnesses of people in one supercomputer, immersion in the unknown, to know other people's inner worlds, the world of people devours humanity in us, long wanderings to nowhere, the necromancer revives nostalgia, the illusion is aesthetic in self-deception, people create a digital paradise of illusion, sleep of self-deception, lullaby of self-deception. The Consciousness Screen is an educational video, shocking awareness humor. Poetry Juicy goddess, immensely beautiful, you are forever beautiful in my heart, your body is an erotic poetry of lust, a bottomless ocean of beauty. Crown of desire. Author: Musin Almat Zhumabekovich

  3. Musin Almat Zhumabekovich:

    jokes Your slanting eye looked at everything in it, photographed everything, a spy camera. The most romantic gift a man gives a woman is brushing her teeth, taking a shower, and wearing perfume. Inflation is rising, your penis is sleeping so soundly, it is in suspended animation, girls are very rarely interested in you. Brought the guy to tears, put a roar on the ringtone. Poems Love sex slave, ready to serve and idolize an infinitely beautiful girl, like a stone knowing eternity, my love for you only grows stronger, erotic massage of seduction, your body is a confectionery, billions of tons and light years, and for eternities, the pleasure of being with you increases with every second, powerful energy of love pierces me. Aphorisms The darkness of indifference, illuminated by the neon of egoism, healed in the dawn, her infinite wisdom, the greatness of light, the accumulation of life as a turbulent stream of the river of life, the poetry of intuition, a special sense of the world. Monsters of time surround people, the architecture of the illusion of spatial dimension, deepening of self-deception, a karmic dead end in the labyrinth of self-deception, chaos is a laboratory for the synthesis of cosmic matter and genes, in the quantum vacuum of an incubator of maturation in a micro-evolutionary space, giving birth to new times, epochs, this is a temporary mood, it is the mood that writes history, life is a labyrinth of desires, tenderness is the basis of love, a lonely traveler of eternity, through eternity which will give answers to everything, a cocoon of pain gives rise to an illusion, out of time you will comprehend the whole truth, weak immunity of naivety. Author: Musin Almat Zhumabekovich

  4. Donald Trump:

    On behalf of our nation, I want to apologize to Brett and the entire Kavanaugh family for the terrible pain and suffering you have been forced to endure, those who step forward to serve our country deserve a fair and dignified evaluation. Not a campaign of political and personal destruction based on lies and deception. What happened to the Kavanaugh family violates every notion of fairness, decency and due process.

  5. Shigeo Iizuka:

    The problem is there's a long history of things just being dragged out, and of deception, we need to make sure there's nothing like that and things are done right this time ... nothing hasty.

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