Definition of evasion noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ɪˈveɪʒn//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɪˈveɪʒn//
    [countable, uncountable]
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  1. 1the act of avoiding somebody or of avoiding something that you are supposed to do His behaviour was an evasion of his responsibilities as a father. She's been charged with tax evasion.
  2. 2a statement that somebody makes that avoids dealing with something or talking about something honestly and directly His speech was full of evasions and half-truths.
  3. see also evade
    Word Originlate Middle English (in the sense ‘prevaricating excuse’): via Old French from Latin evasio(n-), from evadere from e- (variant of ex-) ‘out of’ + vadere ‘go’.Extra examples a deliberate evasion of her responsibilities His behaviour was an evasion of his responsibilities. She’s been charged with tax evasion.
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