misconception

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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.

misconception

(ˌmɪskənˈsɛpʃən)
n
a false or mistaken view, opinion, or attitude
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

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.

misconception

noun
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

misconception

[ˌmɪskənˈsɛpʃən] nidée f fausse

misconception

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

misconception

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

misconception

(miskənˈsepʃən) noun
a wrong idea or impression.
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Development and use of diagnostic tests to evaluate students' misconceptions in science.