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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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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authoritative authors regarding the need to assess for possible feigning
Even laypeople in PTSD psychopathological criteria were able to qualify for the diagnosis on a checklist, with feigning rates ranging from 86 to 94% (Resnick, West, & Payne, 2008).
The timing of his injury raised suspicions, as Umar was earlier accused of feigning a back injury last year when Pakistan were planning to drop his elder brother Kamran after his poor show behind the stumps in the Sydney Test.
In the NCAA rulebook, under a section called The Football Code, feigning injury is listed as an unethical practice.
Adaptive significance of death feigning posture as a specialized inducible defense against gape-limited predators.
(27) After feigning a speech in order to convey the impression that he suffers from an incapacitating generic melancholy, Hamlet then pretends that he has just noticed the presence of Ophelia: "Soft you, now, / The fair Ophelia" (87-88).
So it was shock indeed to find myself caught out Sunday - feigning disinterest, I found my eyes firmly fixed instead on Rafael Nadal's rather impressive biceps, And it may have taken nothing more than, - muscle tone to lure me in, but I was hooked.
Within the context of motor vehicle accidents, the focus of medical-legal assessment can no longer be restricted to the traditional role of diagnosing disorders and must encompass the detection of feigning (American Psychiatric Association, 2002).
Another anti-predator behavior is death feigning (immobilization reflex)(Lancini (1986) to what some snake species recur when disturbed.
of California, Los Angeles, and Harbor-UCLA Medical Center) compiles 20 chapters on symptom feigning in neuropsychological testing.
Both men have been slinging mud at each other over the past week, with Henry first criticising France for bringing a weakened squad to New Zealand and then accusing them of spoiling tactics and feigning injury in last Saturdays Test.
He concluded that this was a new example of an animal feigning death.