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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 eva·sion /ɪˈveʒən/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 e·va·sion n.  The act of eluding or avoiding, particularly the pressure of an argument, accusation, charge, or interrogation; artful means of eluding.
    Thou . . . by evasions thy crime uncoverest more.   --Milton.
 Syn: -- Shift; subterfuge; shuffling; prevarication; equivocation.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a statement that is not literally false but that cleverly
           avoids an unpleasant truth [syn: equivocation]
      2: the deliberate act of failing to pay money; "his evasion of
         all his creditors"; "he was indicted for nonpayment" [syn:
          nonpayment] [ant: payment]
      3: nonperformance of something distasteful (as by deceit or
         trickery) that you are supposed to do; "his evasion of his
         clear duty was reprehensible"; "that escape from the
         consequences is possible but unattractive" [syn: escape,
      4: the act of physically escaping from something (an opponent
         or a pursuer or an unpleasant situation) by some adroit