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disinformation Syllabification: dis·in·for·ma·tion
Pronunciation: /ˌdisənfərˈmāSH(ə)n/

Definition of disinformation in English:


False information that is intended to mislead, especially propaganda issued by a government organization to a rival power or the media.
Example sentences
  • It is their sneaky methods, of propaganda, disinformation and manipulation of intelligence.
  • I navigate my way through the morass of information and disinformation.
  • Language, the use of words, and how information and disinformation is handled, can be crucial to the twists and turns of history.


1950s: formed on the pattern of Russian dezinformatsiya.

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