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mis·con·cep·tion

 (mĭs′kən-sĕp′shən)
n.
A mistaken thought, idea, or notion; a misunderstanding: had many misconceptions about the new tax program.
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misconception

(ˌmɪskənˈsɛpʃən)
n
a false or mistaken view, opinion, or attitude
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.misconception - an incorrect conceptionmisconception - an incorrect conception    
idea, thought - the content of cognition; the main thing you are thinking about; "it was not a good idea"; "the thought never entered my mind"
fallacy, false belief - a misconception resulting from incorrect reasoning
erroneous belief, error - a misconception resulting from incorrect information
self-deceit, self-deception - a misconception that is favorable to the person who holds it
misapprehension, mistake, misunderstanding - an understanding of something that is not correct; "he wasn't going to admit his mistake"; "make no mistake about his intentions"; "there must be some misunderstanding--I don't have a sister"
fancy, phantasy, illusion, fantasy - something many people believe that is false; "they have the illusion that I am very wealthy"
delusion, hallucination - a mistaken or unfounded opinion or idea; "he has delusions of competence"; "his dreams of vast wealth are a hallucination"
mirage - something illusory and unattainable
unsoundness - a misconception that is fallacious and not true or valid; "the unsoundness of his conclusion was obvious"
concept, conception, construct - an abstract or general idea inferred or derived from specific instances
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misconception

noun delusion, error, misunderstanding, fallacy, misapprehension, mistaken belief, wrong idea, wrong end of the stick, misconstruction There are many fears and misconceptions about cancer.
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misconception

noun
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Translations
فَهْم خاطِئ
falešný názor/dojem
misforståelse
misskilningur; ranghugmynd
klaidingas manymasneteisinga pažiūra
kļūdains priekšstats
nesprávny názor/dojem

misconception

[ˌmɪskənˈsepʃən] Nmalentendido m, concepto m erróneo
but this is a misconceptionpero esta idea es errónea
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misconception

[ˌmɪskənˈsɛpʃən] nidée f fausse
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misconception

nfälschliche or irrtümliche Annahme; (no pl: = misunderstanding) → Verkennung f
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misconception

[ˌmɪskənˈsɛpʃn] n (false idea/opinion) → idea/convinzione f sbagliata; (misunderstanding) → malinteso
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misconception

(miskənˈsepʃən) noun
a wrong idea or impression.
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References in classic literature ?
If my poor Flatland friend retained the vigour of mind which he enjoyed when he began to compose these Memoirs, I should not now need to represent him in this preface, in which he desires, firstly, to return his thanks to his readers and critics in Spaceland, whose appreciation has, with unexpected celerity, required a second edition of his work; secondly, to apologize for certain errors and misprints (for which, however, he is not entirely responsible); and, thirdly, to explain one or two misconceptions. But he is not the Square he once was.
He wrote his biography[3] avowedly to "remove certain misconceptions which had gained currency" in regard to the later part of his father's life, and which had "caused considerable pain to persons still living." It is obvious that there was much in the commonly received account of Strickland's life to embarrass a respectable family.
It comes from the struggle between conflicting misconceptions of the good.
Not a grain of anger with them was in his heart; he knew them, far below their surface weaknesses and misconceptions, as no one but their fellow- labourer could.
But it cleared my mind of many misconceptions, and left me free to see other facts in their true significance."
The selfish misconception that induces you to transform into eternal laws of nature and of reason, the social forms springing from your present mode of production and form of property-historical relations that rise and disappear in the progress of production -- this misconception you share with every ruling class that has preceded you.
The entire ship's crew were undergoing a nervous excitement, of which I can give no idea: they could not eat, they could not sleep--twenty times a day, a misconception or an optical illusion of some sailor seated on the taffrail, would cause dreadful perspirations, and these emotions, twenty times repeated, kept us in a state of excitement so violent that a reaction was unavoidable.
The one finished by complete failure what he commenced in the grossest misconception; the other, by a path which could not possibly lead him astray, arrived at a triumph which is not the less glorious because hidden from the profane eyes of the multitude.
A misconception on your part, a very great misconception if I may venture to call it so, seems to require setting right.
from whence arose so astonishing a misconception of your daughter's feelings!
I abandoned myself to the life, and developed the misconception that the secret of John Barleycorn lay in going on mad drunks, rising through the successive stages that only an iron constitution could endure to final stupefaction and swinish unconsciousness.
"Or is it a misconception of mine that shipwrecked people are always shown every consideration?