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Definition of "misapprehension" []

  • A failure to understand something; an illusion, misconception or misunderstanding (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "misapprehension" in a sentence
  • "Such a misapprehension is perhaps especially acute when the character in question is presumed to be more or less autobiographical, but even characters not immediately associated with the writer him/herself are, if Zadie Smith is to be believed, mostly an opportunity for the author to indulge in "the attempted revelation of [an] elusive, multifaceted self" -- that is, his or her own "selfhood," the "development" of which is central to the act of writing."
  • "A similar misapprehension is often attached to the statement “the proof of the pudding is in the eating”."
  • "This problem with misapprehension is very familiar, with overtones of those people (you know who you are) who think of the Internet as a bunch of "tubes," for example."