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Definition of "misconception" []

  • A mistaken thought, idea, or notion; a misunderstanding: had many misconceptions about the new tax program. (noun)
  • A false or mistaken view, opinion, or attitude (noun)

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Use "misconception" in a sentence
  • "President Swain was so galled that he made an elaborate reply to what he called misconception and misrepresentations."
  • "Sultan Azlan Shah has spoken on the need to correct what he described as the misconception that the constitutional monarchy was just a symbol devoid of power."
  • "Another common misconception is that adequate commercial technologies simply do not exist."