Deception is defined as an untrue falsehood, or is the act of lying to or tricking someone.(noun)
An example of deception is when you tell someone you are 30 when really you are 40.
See deception in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME decepcioun < OFr deception < L deceptio < pp. of decipere: see deceive
See deception in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English decepcioun
Origin: , from Old French deception
Origin: , from Late Latin dēceptiō, dēceptiōn-
Origin: , from Latin dēceptus
Origin: , past participle of dēcipere, to deceive; see deceive.
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