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Meaning of CIRCUMVENTION

Pronunciation:  s`urkumv'enchun

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  the act of evading by going around
 

CIRCUMVENTION is a 13 letter word that starts with C.

 

 See Also: dodging, escape, evasion

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Cir`cum*ven"tion\, n. [L. circumventio.]
The act of prevailing over another by arts, address, or
fraud; deception; fraud; imposture; delusion.

      A school in which he learns sly circumvention.
                                               --Cowper.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: avoidance, avoiding reaction, bamboozlement, befooling, bluffing, buck-passing, calculated deception, conning, deceiving, deception, deceptiveness, defense mechanism, defrauding, delusion, delusiveness, dodge, duck, dupery, elusion, elusiveness, enmeshment, ensnarement, entanglement, entrapment, equivocation, escape, evasion, evasive action, evasiveness, fallaciousness, fallacy, falseness, flimflam, flimflammery, foiling, fond illusion, fooling, forbearance, forestalling, forestallment, frustration, getting around, getting round, hallucination, hoodwinking, illusion, jink, kidding, mirage, neutrality, nonintervention, noninvolvement, outguessing, outmaneuvering, outwitting, overreaching, passing the buck, phantasm, prevention, putting on, refraining, self-deception, shunning, shunting off, shy, sidestep, sidetracking, slip, snow job, song and dance, spoofery, spoofing, subterfuge, swindling, the runaround, the slip, thwarting, trickiness, tricking, victimization, vision, willful misconception, wishful thinking, zigzag
 

 

 

 

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