In telecommunication, the term electronic deception has the following meanings:
1. The deliberate radiation, reradiation, alteration, suppression, absorption, denial, enhancement, or reflection of electromagnetic energy in a manner intended to convey misleading information and to deny valid information to an enemy or to enemy electronics-dependent weapons.
Note: Among the types of electronic deception are: (a) manipulative electronic deception--Actions to eliminate revealing or convey misleading, telltale indicators that may be used by hostile forces; (b) simulative electronic deception--Actions to represent friendly notional or actual capabilities to mislead hostile forces; (c) imitative electronic deception--The introduction of electromagnetic energy into enemy systems that imitates enemy emissions.
2. Deliberate activity designed to mislead an enemy in the interpretation or use of information received by his electronic systems.
Source: from Federal Standard 1037C