[ dih-sep-shuhn ]
/ dɪˈsɛp ʃən /
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Origin of deception
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/ (dɪˈsɛpʃən) /
the act of deceiving or the state of being deceived
something that deceives; trick
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
early 15c., from Middle French déception (13c., decepcion) or directly from Late Latin deceptionem (nominative deceptio) "a deceiving," from Latin decept-, past participle stem of decipere (see deceive).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper