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.
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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
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

misconception

(miskənˈsepʃən) noun
a wrong idea or impression.
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References in periodicals archive ?
'Misconceptions in Science' primary teacher workshop (VIC)
Development and use of diagnostic tests to evaluate students' misconceptions in science. International Journal of Science Education, 10(2), 159-169.
By comparing different cultural views from South Africa and the UK they hope to discover whether misconceptions in science vary from place to place.