Definition of misconception in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌmiskənˈsepSH(ə)n/


A view or opinion that is incorrect because it is based on faulty thinking or understanding: public misconceptions about AIDS remain high
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  • A lot of the original points of view were based on misconceptions about the other side's point of view.
  • There is no reason why the views and misconceptions which exist in the workplace should be any different from society generally.
  • But the idea that people oppose media intrusion is based on misconceptions that are rarely challenged.
misapprehension, misunderstanding, mistake, error, misinterpretation, misconstruction, misreading, misjudgment, misbelief, miscalculation, false impression, illusion, fallacy, delusion

Words that rhyme with misconception

conception, contraception, deception, exception, inception, interception, perception, reception

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Syllabification: mis·con·cep·tion

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