deception

[ dih-sep-shuhn ]
/ dɪˈsɛp ʃən /

noun

the act of deceiving; the state of being deceived.
something that deceives or is intended to deceive; fraud; artifice.

Origin of deception

1400–50; late Middle English decepcioun < Old French < Late Latin dēceptiōn- (stem of dēceptiō), equivalent to Latin dēcept(us) (past participle of dēcipere; see deceive) + -iōn- -ion

Related forms

non·de·cep·tion, nounpre·de·cep·tion, noun
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deception

/ (dɪˈsɛpʃən) /

noun

the act of deceiving or the state of being deceived
something that deceives; trick
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