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deceptionnoun [C or U]

uk   /dɪˈsep.ʃən/  us   /dɪˈsep.ʃən/
C2 the act of hiding the truth, especially to get an advantage: He was found guilty of obtaining money by deception.

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deceptionnoun [C/U]

 us   /dɪˈsep·ʃən/
a statement or action that hides the truth, or the act of hiding the truth: [U] Most advertising involves at least some deception.
deceptive
adjective  us   /dɪˈsep·tɪv/
Appearances can be very deceptive.
deceptively
adverb  us   /dɪˈsep·tɪv·li/
He makes it sound deceptively simple.
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deceptionnoun [C or U]

uk   us   /dɪˈsepʃən/
dishonest or illegal methods that are used to get something, or to make people believe that something is true when it is not: The couple were accused of obtaining money by deception. The Insolvency Act makes stringent provision for company fraud and deception.
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Translations of “deception”
in Korean 기만…
in Arabic خِداع…
in Malaysian penipuan…
in French tromperie…
in Russian обман…
in Chinese (Traditional) 欺騙, 欺詐, 隱瞞…
in Italian inganno…
in Turkish aldatma, kandırma, dalavere…
in Polish oszustwo…
in Spanish engaño, falsedad…
in Vietnamese sự lừa gạt…
in Portuguese engano, engodo…
in Thai การหลอกลวง…
in German die Täuschung…
in Catalan engany…
in Japanese インチキ, 欺まん…
in Chinese (Simplified) 欺骗, 欺诈, 隐瞒…
in Indonesian penipuan…
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