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Noun evasion has 4 senses
  1. evasion, equivocation - a statement that is not literally false but that cleverly avoids an unpleasant truth
    --1 is a kind of misrepresentation, deceit, deception
    --1 has particulars:
     circumlocution, indirect expression; doublespeak; hedge, hedging; quibble, quiddity, cavil
  2. evasion, nonpayment - the deliberate act of failing to pay money; "his evasion of all his creditors"; "he was indicted for nonpayment"
    --2 is a kind of commerce, commercialism, mercantilism
    --2 has particulars: tax evasion
  3. evasion, escape, dodging - nonperformance of something distasteful (as by deceit or trickery) that you are supposed to do; "his evasion of his clear duty was reprehensible"; "that escape from the consequences is possible but unattractive"
    --3 is a kind of negligence, carelessness, neglect, nonperformance
    --3 has particulars:
     escape mechanism; malingering, skulking; shirking, slacking, soldiering, goofing off, goldbricking; circumvention
    Derived form: verb evade1
  4. evasion - the act of physically escaping from something (an opponent or a pursuer or an unpleasant situation) by some adroit maneuver
    --4 is a kind of
    escape, flight
    --4 has particulars:
     slip, elusion, eluding; maneuver, manoeuvre, evasive action; dodge
    Derived form: verb evade2
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