Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The act or an instance of eluding or escaping; evasion.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Escape by artifice or deceit; evasion; deception; fraud.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Act of eluding; adroit escape, as by artifice; a mockery; a cheat; trickery.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The act, or abstract properties, of eluding.

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

  • noun the act of avoiding capture (especially by cunning)

Etymologies

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

[Medieval Latin ēlūsiō, ēlūsiōn-, mockery, contempt, from Latin ēlūsus, past participle of ēlūdere, to escape, mock; see elude.]

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