Definition of deception noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    deception

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    NAmE//dɪˈsɛpʃn//
     
     
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  1. 1[uncountable] the act of deliberately making someone believe something that is not true (= of deceiving them) synonym deceit a drama full of lies and deception He was accused of obtaining property by deception.
  2. 2[countable] a trick intended to make someone believe something that is not true synonym deceit The whole episode had been a cruel deception.
  3. Word Familydeceive verbdeceit noundeceitful adjectivedeception noundeceptive adjective
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: deception

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