Meaning of “deception” in the English Dictionary

"deception" in British English

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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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(Definition of “deception” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"deception" in American English

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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.

(Definition of “deception” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"deception" in Business English

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deceptionnoun [ C or U ]

uk /dɪˈsepʃən/ us

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.

(Definition of “deception” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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