Example sentences for: defection

How can you use “defection” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • Scholars agree the defection is likely embarrassing to the Chinese government, but the Chinese government's spin is that "it was due to a split in his movement rather than disillusionment with life in China."

  • This denotes the temptation to defect (T), which is the best option against the reward for mutual cooperation (R) which is in turn better than mutual defection (P), with the worst payoff coming from the Sucker's payoff (S) for cooperating when the opponent defects.

  • The Los Angeles Times leads with the defection of several republican representatives from the pro-impeachment camp.

  • Playing down his defection, the New China News Agency said that he "did not mean to betray the State, the nation, the monastery, or the leadership."

  • Hence, rational players should always defect regardless of what the opponent does (in both a one shot game and for predicted responses over repeated games due to backward induction from an expected final defection), leading to the question of why cooperation emerges.


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