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.
References in classic literature ?
Note: The Author desires me to add, that the misconception of some of his critics on this matter has induced him to insert in his dialogue with the Sphere, certain remarks which have a bearing on the point in question, and which he had previously omitted as being tedious and unnecessary.
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.
But last, the first and second clauses of the third section of the first article, not only obviate all possibility of doubt, but destroy the pretext of misconception.
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.
In accordance with the same line of thought, imperfect states, although called perversions, are regarded by Aristotle as the result rather of misconception and ignorance than of perverse will.
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?
Had the same behaviour continued, Miss Smith might have been led into a misconception of your views; not being aware, probably, any more than myself, of the very great inequality which you are so sensible of.
The geometry, for instance, they taught you at school is founded on a misconception.
Lest the slightest misconception should arise from anything thrown out in this chapter, or indeed in any other part of the volume, let me here observe that against the cause of missions in, the abstract no Christian can possibly be opposed: it is in truth a just and holy cause.