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evasion

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noun eva·sion \i-ˈvā-zhən, ē-\

Simple Definition of evasion

  • : the act of avoiding something that you do not want to do or deal with : the act of evading something

  • : a way of avoiding something

  • : a statement or action that avoids directly dealing with something (such as a difficult problem or question)

Full Definition of evasion

  1. 1 :  a means of evading :  dodge

  2. 2 :  the act or an instance of evading :  escape <suspected of tax evasion>

Examples of evasion

  1. He was arrested for tax evasion.

  2. They came up with an evasion of the law to keep all the land for themselves.

  3. His reply was nothing but careful evasions.



Origin of evasion

Middle English, from Anglo-French or Late Latin; Anglo-French, from Late Latin evasion-, evasio, from Latin evadere to evade


First Known Use: 15th century



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