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deception

[di′sep·shən]
(electronics)
The deliberate radiation, reradiation, alteration, absorption, or reflection of electromagnetic energy in a manner intended to mislead an enemy in the interpretation of information received by his electronic systems.
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"I will tell it," cried Milady, with a feigned exultation, "on the day when I shall have suffered sufficiently for my faith."
Crooks suddenly broke up his feigned trading establishment, embarked his men and effects, and, after giving the astonished rear-guard of savages a galling and indignant message to take to their countrymen, pushed down the river with all speed, sparing neither oar nor paddle, day nor night, until fairly beyond the swoop of these river hawks.
'When I was PM (before) I got only RM20,000; (and) I have to look after the whole country,' he said, going on to feign sadness.
Madam Bissiw is said to be running a training centre for fraudsters in her house, and has trained more than 100 persons to feign various ailments and aid pastors to defraud people who want spiritual breakthroughs.
Although Bellamy later admitted the intention to feign injury, he has always insisted he did not actually go through with it, despite Souness' testimony to the contrary.
THE Football Association has voted in favour of introducing retrospective bans for players who dive or feign injury from next season.
"The longest breaks in the game nowadays are almost exclusively the result of dives, simulation and play-acting to feign injury.
The K Scale measures the subject's attitude towards the assessment; a high score (T [greater than or equal to] 65) indicates defensiveness whereas a low score (T < 40) detects subjects who feign emotional disorders (Graham, 2006).
And next month, Premier League managers who have signed African international players will feign outrage when they realise that the Africa Cup of Nations is staged in January and February.
Summary: Wales coach Warren Gatland says he considered asking a front-row forward to feign injury during their controversial World Cup semi-final defeat against France.
formicarius are startled by a strong stimulus, they fall from the leaves of host plants (e.g., sweetpotato Ipomoea batatas, railroad vine Ipomoea pes-caprae, and blue morning glory Ipomoea indica) to the ground and feign death by becoming extremely rigid.
In this context, and in order to assess the ability of malingerers to fake psychological injury in MVA, a total of 105 naive participants i.e., untrained in psychopathology, and who had never been involved in a traffic accident in which they had sustained physical or psychological injury, were asked to feign they had suffered psychological injury as a consequence of a MVA.