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Bypassing
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Bypassing

In communications and linguistics, bypassing is misunderstanding that develops when the recipient of a message infers a different meaning from that intended by the source. Most commonly, this involves confusion that may result from the different meanings of words; particularly, slang and euphemisms—such confusion can be one of the goals of doublespeak.

See also: indiscrimination, polarization (psychology).

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