Definition of circumvention in US English:

circumvention

noun

  • See circumvent

    • ‘This allowed easy circumvention by merely changing cell phones.’
    • ‘It leads to circumvention if not outright corruption.’
    • ‘To be sure, credit bubbles are all about the circumvention, obstruction, impairment, and eventual breakdown of the market pricing mechanism.’
    • ‘We take any circumvention of immigration control very seriously.’
    • ‘The portrait I have been describing is special not only for its circumvention of convention, but also because it belongs to a certain class of postcards known as ‘real photo’ postcards.’

Pronunciation

circumvention

/ˌsərkəmˈvɛn(t)ʃ(ə)n//ˌsərkəmˈven(t)SH(ə)n/