misconception

  • 1 Misconception — may refer to: Misconception (Law Order), an episode of Law Order See also Misconceptions, an unaired television series produced for The WB List of common misconceptions All pages with titles containing Misconception …

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  • 2 Misconception — Mis con*cep tion, n. Erroneous conception; false opinion; wrong understanding. Harvey. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 3 misconception — index catachresis, confusion (ambiguity), error, fallacy, misapplication, misestimation, misjudgment …

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  • 4 misconception — (n.) 1660s, from MIS (Cf. mis ) (1) + CONCEPTION (Cf. conception). Related: Misconceptions …

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  • 5 misconception — [n] wrong idea, impression delusion, error, fallacy, fault, misapprehension, misconstruction, misinterpretation, mistake, mistaken belief, misunderstanding; concepts 409,689 Ant. comprehension, perception, understanding …

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  • 6 misconception — ► NOUN ▪ a false or mistaken idea or belief …

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  • 7 misconception — UK [ˌmɪskənˈsepʃ(ə)n] / US noun [countable/uncountable] Word forms misconception : singular misconception plural misconceptions a wrong belief or opinion as a result of not understanding something The question is open to misconception. a… …

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  • 8 misconception — mis|con|cep|tion [ˌmıskənˈsepʃən] n [U and C] an idea which is wrong or untrue, but which people believe because they do not understand the subject properly = ↑fallacy →↑preconception popular/common misconception ▪ There is a popular… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 9 misconception — mis|con|cep|tion [ ,mıskən sepʃən ] noun count or uncount a wrong belief or opinion as a result of not understanding something: The question is open to misconception. misconception that: the misconception that men prefer slim women a… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 10 misconception — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ common, popular, widespread ▪ fundamental ▪ big, great, major (esp. AmE) VERB + MISCONCEPTION …

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  • 11 misconception — noun (C, U) an idea which is wrong or untrue, but which people believe because they do not understand it properly (+ that): the misconception that unemployment can be cured by government intervention | a popular/common misconception (=a wrong… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 12 misconception — n. a popular misconception * * * [ˌmɪskən sepʃ(ə)n] a popular misconception …

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  • 13 misconception — [[t]mɪ̱skənse̱pʃ(ə)n[/t]] misconceptions N COUNT A misconception is an idea that is not correct. It is a misconception that Peggy was fabulously wealthy... There are many fears and misconceptions about cancer. Syn: fallacy …

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  • 14 misconception n — Many women belive that an alcoholic binge will have no ill effects on the unborn fetus, but that is a large misconception …

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  • 15 misconception — noun a popular misconception about science Syn: misapprehension, misunderstanding, mistake, error, misinterpretation, misconstruction, misreading, misjudgment, misbelief, miscalculation, false impression, illusion, fallacy, delusion …

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  • 16 misconception — /mis keuhn sep sheuhn/, n. an erroneous conception; mistaken notion. [1655 65; MIS 1 + CONCEPTION] * * * …

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  • 17 misconception — noun /ˌmɪskənˈsɛpʃən/ a mistaken belief, a wrong idea There are several common misconceptions about the theory of relativity …

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  • 18 misconception — Synonyms and related words: abuse of terms, airy nothing, autism, bubble, catachresis, chimera, clerical error, contorting, corrigendum, daydream, deception, deluded belief, delusion, dereism, distortion, dream, dream vision, dreamland,… …

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  • 19 misconception — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. delusion, mistake, misunderstanding. See error, misjudgment. II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. misinterpretation, delusion, blunder, fault; see error 1 , mistake 2 , misunderstanding 1 . III (Roget s 3… …

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  • 20 misconception — n. incorrect idea, mistaken belief, misunderstanding, misinterpretation …

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