Deception meaning

dĭ-sĕpshən
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An instance of actions and/or schemes fabricated to mislead and/or delude someone into errantly believing a lie or inaccuracy.
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The use of deceit.
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The act or practice of deceiving.
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Something that deceives, as an illusion, or is meant to deceive, as a fraud.
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The fact or condition of being deceived.
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A ruse; a trick.
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Deception is defined as an untrue falsehood, or is the act of lying to or tricking someone.

An example of deception is when you tell someone you are 30 when really you are 40.

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The fact or state of being deceived.
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Origin of deception

  • Middle English decepcioun from Old French deception from Late Latin dēceptiō dēceptiōn- from Latin dēceptus past participle of dēcipere to deceive deceive

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old French decepcion, from Latin decipere "deceive"; gerund form of to deceive.

    From Wiktionary