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deception

[dih-sep-shuhn]
noun
  1. the act of deceiving; the state of being deceived.
  2. something that deceives or is intended to deceive; fraud; artifice.
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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 formsnon·de·cep·tion, nounpre·de·cep·tion, noun

Synonyms for deception

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British Dictionary definitions for non-deception

deception

noun
  1. the act of deceiving or the state of being deceived
  2. something that deceives; trick
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Word Origin and History for non-deception

deception

n.

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).

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