AskDefine | Define circumvention

Dictionary Definition

circumvention n : the act of evading by going around

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English

Pronunciation

\Cir`cum*ven"tion\

Etymology

From circumventio.

Noun

circumvention (plural: circumventions)
  1. The act of evading by going around (bypassing).
  2. The act of prevailing over another by arts, address, or fraud; deception; fraud; imposture; delusion.
    A school in which he learns sly circumvention. --Cowper.

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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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