Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A statement, especially one intended to deceive, that omits some of the facts necessary for a full description or account.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A deceptive statement, especially one that is only partly true, is incomplete, (misrepresents reality by telling part of the truth), or alters the time sequence of truths.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. a statement only partially true, or which gives only a part of the truth.
  • n. a partially true statement, especially one intended to deceive or mislead.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A proposition or statement only partly true, or which conveys only part of the truth.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a partially true statement intended to deceive or mislead

Etymologies

half- +‎ truth (Wiktionary)

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