Etymology
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evasion (n.)

early 15c., evasioun, "a way out, expedient," from Old French évasion and directly from Late Latin evasionem (nominative evasio) "a going out," noun of action from past-participle stem of Latin evadere "to escape" (see evade).

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Definitions of evasion

evasion (n.)
a statement that is not literally false but that cleverly avoids an unpleasant truth;
Synonyms: equivocation
evasion (n.)
the deliberate act of failing to pay money;
his evasion of all his creditors
Synonyms: nonpayment
evasion (n.)
nonperformance of something distasteful (as by deceit or trickery) that you are supposed to do;
his evasion of his clear duty was reprehensible
Synonyms: escape / dodging
evasion (n.)
the act of physically escaping from something (an opponent or a pursuer or an unpleasant situation) by some adroit maneuver;
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