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deception

noun

  1. (falsehood)  a misleading falsehood
    Synonyms: deceit, misrepresentation. Type of: falsehood
  2. (falsification)  the act of deceiving
    Synonyms: deceit, dissembling, dissimulation. Type of: falsification
  3. (performance)  an illusory feat; considered magical by naive observers
    Synonyms: conjuration, conjuring trick, illusion, legerdemain, magic, magic trick, thaumaturgy,...

Etymology summary

Middle French déception (13th century, decepcion) or directly from Late Latin...
(Source: Online Etymology)  [more]

Definition references

Wikipedia:

Deception | beguilement | deceit | bluff | mystification | subterfuge

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... (40 of 2892 words, 1 image)

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Deception (disambiguation)

the hiding or distorting of the truth. Deception or The Deception may also refer to: Deception (criminal law), a legal term | Deception in animals, deception by non-human animals | Fraud, in law, an intentional deception made for personal gain or to ... (40 of 419 words, 38 definitions)

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Collins Dictionary:

deception | trick [synonym, sense-specific]

the act of deceiving or the state of being deceived | something that deceives; trick (14 of 564 words, 2 definitions, 14 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/deception

Merriam-Webster:

deception | trick [synonym, sense-specific] | artifice [synonym, sense-specific] | cheating [synonym, sense-specific] | cozenage [synonym, sense-specific] | craft [synonym, sense-specific] | craftiness [synonym, sense-specific] | crookedness [synonym, sense-specific] | crookery [synonym, sense-specific] | ...

the act of deceiving ; the fact or condition of being deceived | something that deceives; "trick" (16 of 311 words, 2 definitions, 6 usage examples, pronunciations)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/deception

Oxford Dictionary:

deception

the action of deceiving someone | a thing that deceives (9 of 57 words, 2 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/deception

Macmillan British Dictionary:

deception [countable/uncountable] | deceptions [plural]

the act of tricking someone by telling them something that is not true (13 of 46 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/deception

New World Dictionary:

deception

the act or practice of deceiving | the fact or condition of being deceived | something that deceives, as an illusion, or is meant to deceive, as a ... (26 of 46 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/deception

American Heritage Dictionary:

deception

The use of deceit. | The fact or state of being deceived. | A ruse; a trick. (15 of 43 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/deception

Random House Dictionary:

deception

the act of deceiving; the state of being deceived. | something that deceives or is intended to deceive; fraud; artifice. (19 of 26 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/deception

Cambridge Dictionary:

deception

when people hide the truth, especially to get an advantage (10 of 25 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/deception

Wiktionary:

deception | deceptions [plural]

An instance of actions and/or schemes fabricated to mislead and/or delude someone into errantly believing a lie or inaccuracy. (19 of 24 words, pronunciation)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/deception

Encarta Dictionary:

deception | deceptions [plural]

the practice of deliberately making somebody believe things that are not true | an act, trick, or device intended to deceive or mislead somebody (23 of 59 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861603071​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Online Etymology:

deception

First use: early 15th century

Origin: Middle French déception (13th century, decepcion) or directly from Late Latin deceptionem (nominative deceptio) "a ... (18 of 27 etymology words)

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=deception

American Heritage Dictionary:

deception

Origin: Middle English decepcioun, from Old French deception, from Late Latin dēceptiō, dēceptiōn-, from Latin dēceptus, ... (15 of 23 etymology words)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/deception

Merriam-Webster:

deception

First use: 15th century

Origin: Middle English decepcioun, from Anglo-French deception, from Late Latin deception-, deceptio, from Latin decipere to deceive

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/deception

New World Dictionary:

deception

Origin: Middle English decepcioun from Old French deception from Latin deceptio from past participle of decipere: see "deceive"

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/deception

Wiktionary:

deception | deceptions [plural]

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

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/deception

Oxford Dictionary:

deception

Origin: late Middle English: from late Latin deceptio(n-), from decipere "deceive"

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/deception

Encarta Dictionary:

deception | deceptions [plural]

First use: 15th century

Origin: Directly or via French from Latin deception- from decept-, past participle of decipere

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861603071​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Wiktionary:

deception | deceptions [plural]

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "deception"

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/deception

Collins Dictionary:

deception

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "deception"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/deception

Macmillan British Dictionary:

deception [countable/uncountable] | deceptions [plural]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "deception"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/deception

Macmillan American Dictionary:

deception [countable/uncountable] | deceptions [plural]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "deception"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/deception

Cambridge Dictionary:

deception

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "deception"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "deception"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/deception

the Free Dictionary:

deception

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "deception"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "deception"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "deception" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/deception

Google Dictionary:

deception | deceptions [plural]

Audio: English pronunciation of "deception"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

deception

Audio: North American pronunciation of "deception"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=decept​01 word=deception

YourDictionary Audio:

deception

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "deception" by speech synthesizer

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/deception

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