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misconception

Syllabification: mis·con·cep·tion
Pronunciation: /ˌmiskənˈsepSH(ə)n
 
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Definition of misconception in English:

noun

A view or opinion that is incorrect because it is based on faulty thinking or understanding: public misconceptions about AIDS remain high
More example sentences
  • 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.
Synonyms
misapprehension, misunderstanding, mistake, error, misinterpretation, misconstruction, misreading, misjudgment, misbelief, miscalculation, false impression, illusion, fallacy, delusion

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