Definition of Deception

1. Noun. A misleading falsehood.




2. Noun. The act of deceiving.

3. Noun. An illusory feat; considered magical by naive observers.

Definition of Deception

1. n. The act of deceiving or misleading.

Definition of Deception

1. Noun. An instance of actions and/or schemes fabricated to mislead and/or delude someone into errantly believing a lie or inaccuracy. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Deception

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Deception

1. The act of deceiving or the fact or condition of being deceived. (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Deception

decentralization
decentralizations
decentralize
decentralized
decentralizes
decentralizing
decentralizing(a)
decentration
decentre
decentred
decentres
decentring
decenylene
deceptable
deceptible
deception (current term)
deceptional
deceptions
deceptious
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deceptive advertising
deceptive cadence
deceptive cadences
deceptively
deceptively misdescriptive
deceptiveness
deceptivenesses
deceptivities
deceptivity
deceptory

Literary usage of Deception

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1. English Synonymes Explained in Alphabetical Order: With Copious by George Crabb (1881)
"То de- criée), and both imply the act of deceiving; with this difference, that the tlt-cril is practised from an expressly bad motive, but deception may be ..."

2. Fact and Fable in Psychology by Joseph Jastrow (1900)
"VI In this review of the types of deception I have made no mention of such devices as the gaining of one's confidence for selfish ends, preying upon ..."

3. Proceedings of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (1889)
"A FUNDAMENTAL distinction necessary to understand how deception is carried ... We interpret the unknown by the known; one type of deception occurs when this ..."

4. The Metropolitan (1838)
"deception. A TALE. BY MRS. ABDY. MRS. CHARLTON soon introduced me to her father, Mr. Wickham; she had not exaggerated when she told me that he was a truly ..."

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