distractor

dis·tract·er

also dis·trac·tor  (dĭ-străk′tər)
n.
One of the incorrect answers presented as a choice in a multiple-choice test.
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distractor

(dɪsˈtræktə)
n
1. any of the incorrect choices in a multiple choice question
2. another spelling of distracter
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Translations

distractor

[dɪsˈtræktər] n (in multiple choice question)réponse f piège (dans test de questions à choix multiples)
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