disinformation


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dis·in·for·ma·tion

 (dĭs-ĭn′fər-mā′shən)
n.
1. Deliberately misleading information announced publicly or leaked by a government or especially by an intelligence agency in order to influence public opinion or the government in another nation: "He would be the unconscious channel for a piece of disinformation aimed at another country's intelligence service" (Ken Follett).
2. Dissemination of such misleading information.

disinformation

(ˌdɪsɪnfəˈmeɪʃən)
n
false information intended to deceive or mislead

dis•in•for•ma•tion

(dɪsˌɪn fərˈmeɪ ʃən, ˌdɪs ɪn-)

n.
false and misleading information publicly or secretly released by a government to the international news media or to rival intelligence agencies.
[1965–70; translation of Russian dezinformátsiya < French désinform(er) to misinform]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.disinformation - misinformation that is deliberately disseminated in order to influence or confuse rivals (foreign enemies or business competitors etc.)
misinformation - information that is incorrect
Translations

disinformation

[ˌdɪsɪnfəˈmeɪʃən] Ndesinformación f

disinformation

[ˌdɪsɪnfərˈmeɪʃən] ndésinformation f

disinformation

disinformation

[ˌdɪsɪnfəˈmeɪʃn] ndisinformazione f
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