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deceptionnoun [C or U]

uk   us   /dɪˈsep.ʃən/
C2 the ​act of ​hiding the ​truth, ​especially to get an ​advantage: He was ​foundguilty of ​obtainingmoney by deception.

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

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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 ​advertisinginvolves 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)

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deceptionnoun [C or U]

uk   us   /dɪˈsepʃən/
dishonest or ​illegalmethods 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 ​stringentprovision for ​company fraud and deception.
(Definition of deception from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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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