Meaning of deception

de•cep•tion

Pronunciation: (di-sep'shun), [key]
— n.
  1. the act of deceiving; the state of being deceived.
  2. something that deceives or is intended to deceive; fraud; artifice.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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