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Noun deception has 3 senses
- misrepresentation, deceit, deception - a misleading falsehood
--1 is a kind of falsehood, falsity, untruth, false statement
--1 has particulars:
| ||bill of goods; humbug, snake oil; half-truth; facade, window dressing; exaggeration, overstatement, magnification; snow job; pretense, pretence, feigning, dissembling; subterfuge, blind; trickery, hocus-pocus, slickness, hanky panky, jiggery-pokery, skulduggery, skullduggery; fraudulence, duplicity; evasion, equivocation|
- deception, deceit, dissembling, dissimulation - the act of deceiving
--2 is a kind of falsification, misrepresentaation
--2 has particulars:
| ||fakery; indirection; trickery, chicanery, chicane, guile, wile, shenanigan; duplicity, double-dealing; cheat, cheating; delusion, illusion, head game; pretense, pretence, pretending, simulation, feigning; imposture, impersonation; obscurantism; bluff, four flush; take-in|
- magic trick, conjuring trick, trick, magic, legerdemain, conjuration, illusion, deception - an illusory feat; considered magical by naive observers
--3 is a kind of performance
--3 has particulars: card trick; prestidigitation, sleight of hand