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An aspect of communication, which can occur when the receiver obtains information about the signaller, against the interests of the signaller. For example, the courtship display of a male may attract rivals. The rival may benefit by receiving the signaller's message to the female, because it leads him to the female. This form of manipulation has been called eavesdropping.

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