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English definition of “false”

false

adjective
 
 
/fɔːls/
not true or correct: It is an offense to give false information on your application form.
made to look real, especially in order to deceive people: The wanted man is known to be travelling under an assumed name and with a false passport.
based on wrong information or a wrong idea about someone or something: Many immigrant workers arrive with a false impression of western countries.
by or under false pretences if you do or get something by or under false pretences, you do or get it dishonestly by telling lies: The official was convicted of obtaining property by false pretences. Two executives had gained access to their rival's business plan under false pretences.
(Definition of false from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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