The act of eluding or avoiding, particularly the pressure of an argument, accusation, charge, or interrogation; artful means of eluding.
Avoidance of an aid; for example, a horse that over flexes or gets "behind the bit" to keep from accepting contact with the bit.
a statement that is not literally false but that cleverly avoids an unpleasant truth
the act of physically escaping from something (an opponent or a pursuer or an unpleasant situation) by some adroit maneuver
Avoidance of the difficulty, correctness, or purpose of the movement, often without active resistance or disobedience (e.g., tilting head, open mouth, broken neckline, etc.). Bit evasions are means of avoiding correct contact with the bit.
An attempt to get away from a monster or avoid an encounter. (D&D 1)
the willful suspension of one's consciousness actively seeking unawareness as a goal pretending something isn't as it is avoiding thought when thought is required
In the Objectivist philosophy, and in theories of psychology whose authors are influenced by that philosophy, evasion is the refusal to think about a specific subject. Unlike a person who is ignorant (lacks knowledge about a subject), a person who evades a subject is not only ignorant but engages in an active, deliberate mental process of avoiding knowledge and clarity. Instead, the person purposefully attempts to remain ignorant or confused about the subject.
In law, the Doctrine of Evasion is a fundamental public policy. Whereas a person may legitimately plan his or her affairs so as to avoid the incidence of obligations or liabilities imposed by the law, no-one is allowed to evade the operation of otherwise mandatory provisions once duties and liabilities have been properly imposed or incurred. It is also a common principle in Conflict of Laws.
Evasion is, in ethics, an act that deceives by stating a true statement that is irrelevant or leads to a false conclusion.