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Deception, Definitions of

  • In: Encyclopedia of Deception
  • Edited by: Timothy R. Levine
  • Subject:Interpersonal Relationships, Interpersonal Communication, Moral Development

The Oxford English Dictionary defines deception as, “To cause to believe what is false; to mislead as to a matter of fact, lead into error, impose upon, delude, ‘take in.’” However, this is a rather simplified definition of deception because it ...

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