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1. Inaccurate aim.
2. Incorrect instructions or directions.
3. Law An error made by a judge in charging a jury.
mis•di•rec•tion(ˌmɪs dɪˈrɛk ʃən)
1. a wrong direction or guidance.
2. an erroneous charge to the jury by a judge.
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|Noun||1.||misdirection - an incorrect charge to a jury given by a judge|
|2.||misdirection - incorrect directions or instructions|
|3.||misdirection - management that is careless or inefficient; "he accomplished little due to the mismanagement of his energies"|
management, direction - the act of managing something; "he was given overall management of the program"; "is the direction of the economy a function of government?"
screwup - the complete mismanagement or mishandling of a situation; "a typical bureaucratic screwup"
|4.||misdirection - the act of distracting; drawing someone's attention away from something; "conjurers are experts at misdirection"|
(of letter) (= sending to wrong address) → Fehlleiten nt; (= addressing wrongly) → falsche Adressierung; (of energies) → falscher Einsatz, Vergeudung f; (of person) (= sending astray) → falsche Richtungsweisung; (= misinforming) → falsche Information, falsche Unterrichtung