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Noun deception has 3 senses
  1. 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
    Derived form: verb deceive1
  2. 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
    Derived forms: verb deceive1, verb deceive2
  3. 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
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