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evasion


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Evasion  \E*va"sion\,  n.  [L.  evasio:  cf  F.  ['e]vasion.  See 
  {Evade}.] 
  The  act  of  eluding  or  avoiding,  particularly  the  pressure  of 
  an  argument,  accusation,  charge,  or  interrogation;  artful 
  means  of  eluding. 
 
  Thou  .  .  .  by  evasions  thy  crime  uncoverest  more 
  --Milton. 
 
  Syn:  Shift;  subterfuge;  shuffling;  prevarication; 
  equivocation. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  evasion 
  n  1:  a  statement  that  is  not  literally  false  but  that  cleverly 
  avoids  an  unpleasant  truth  [syn:  {equivocation}] 
  2:  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"  [syn:  {escape}, 
  {dodging}] 
  3:  the  act  of  physically  escaping  from  something  (an  opponent 
  or  a  pursuer  or  an  unpleasant  situation)  by  some  adroit 
  maneuver 




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