Evasion definition

ĭ-vāzhən
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The act or an instance of evading.
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An evading; specif., an avoiding of a duty, question, etc. by deceit or cleverness.
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Evasion is defined as avoiding or escaping a person or thing.

An example of evasion is not paying income taxes for ten years.

An example of evasion is purposely being in a different room from your ex-girlfriend at a party.

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To undertake an attack in such a way that it remains undetected by the Intrusion Detection System. Typically, an attacker has to know how an IDS reacts to certain attack patterns; the attacker then changes these patterns so that the attack blends in with the rest of the traffic and thus remains undetected.
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The act of eluding or avoiding, particularly the pressure of an argument, accusation, charge, or interrogation; artful means of eluding.
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A means of evading; a subterfuge.
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A way of doing this; subterfuge.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
evasion
Plural:
evasions

Origin of evasion

  • Middle English evasioun from Old French evasion from Late Latin ēvāsiō ēvāsiōn- from Latin ēvāsus past participle of ēvādere to evade evade

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

  • From Middle French évasion, from Late Latin evasionem (accusative of evasio).

    From Wiktionary