elusion

elusion

[ih-loo-zhuhn]
noun
the act of eluding; evasion.

Origin:
1540–50; < Late Latin ēlūsiōn- (stem of ēlūsiō) deception, evasion, equivalent to ēlūs(us), past participle of ēlūdere to elude (ē- e-1 + lūd- play + -tus past participle suffix) + -iōn- -ion

allusion, delusion, elusion, hallucination, illusion (see synonym study at illusion).
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elude (ɪˈluːd)
 
vb
1.  to escape or avoid (capture, one's pursuers, etc), esp by cunning
2.  to avoid fulfilment of (a responsibility, obligation, etc); evade
3.  to escape discovery, or understanding by; baffle: the solution eluded her
 
[C16: from Latin ēlūdere to deceive, from lūdere to play]
 
usage  Elude is sometimes wrongly used where allude is meant: he was alluding (not eluding) to his previous visit to the city
 
e'luder
 
n
 
elusion
 
n

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elusion
1540s, from elude.
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