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 (mĭs′dĭ-rĕk′shən, -dī-)
1. Inaccurate aim.
2. Incorrect instructions or directions.
3. Law An error made by a judge in charging a jury.
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(ˌmɪs dɪˈrɛk ʃən)

1. a wrong direction or guidance.
2. an erroneous charge to the jury by a judge.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.misdirection - an incorrect charge to a jury given by a judgemisdirection - an incorrect charge to a jury given by a judge
commission, direction, charge - a formal statement of a command or injunction to do something; "the judge's charge to the jury"
2.misdirection - incorrect directions or instructionsmisdirection - incorrect directions or instructions
instruction, direction - a message describing how something is to be done; "he gave directions faster than she could follow them"
3.misdirection - management that is careless or inefficientmisdirection - management that is careless or inefficient; "he accomplished little due to the mismanagement of his energies"
management, direction - the act of managing something; "he was given overall management of the program"; "is the direction of the economy a function of government?"
screwup - the complete mismanagement or mishandling of a situation; "a typical bureaucratic screwup"
4.misdirection - the act of distractingmisdirection - the act of distracting; drawing someone's attention away from something; "conjurers are experts at misdirection"
revision, alteration - the act of revising or altering (involving reconsideration and modification); "it would require a drastic revision of his opinion"
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[ˌmɪsdɪˈrekʃən] N [of operation, scheme] → mala dirección f; [of resources] → mala administración f, mal manejo m
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(of letter) (= sending to wrong address)Fehlleiten nt; (= addressing wrongly)falsche Adressierung; (of energies)falscher Einsatz, Vergeudung f; (of person) (= sending astray)falsche Richtungsweisung; (= misinforming)falsche Information, falsche Unterrichtung
(of campaign, operation)schlechte Durchführung
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She necessarily recalled to him his life, with all its misdirection and little happiness.
beard--the riderless horse and the bloody saddle--the deliberate misdirection that had put me off the track and out of the way--and now the missing manager and the report of bushrangers at this end.
Such media misdirection tactics are nothing new to the channels funded by the countries involved in the war against Syria, and all of them have failed due to the steadfastness of Syrian army and people.
In her failed appeal attempt, Arnold unsuccsessfully wanted the High Court to re-look into the totality of the evidence presented before court during trial, saying there was some misdirection by the regional court when the magistrate found her guilty on the charge of murder with direct intention to kill.
The attempt by the Progenics Board of Directors to distort the truth and avoid accountability at all costs prove the Board's only defense is distraction and misdirection; the performance of the Company under the incumbent Board speaks for itself.
Brown, known for his daring stage shows, took pleasure in the misdirection he used to secure his ill-gotten gains, and the practicality of not having to buy expensive items.
Director General, Atiku Presidential Campaign Organisation, Otunba Gbenga Daniel, has drawn distinctions between Atiku and President Muhammadu Buhari, noting that Nigerians had a choice, in Saturday's poll, to make between development and advancement and another four years of misdirection and maladministration.
Akram said that misdirection and misidentification of the issues is one of the key hurdle to achieve targets and 'currently we had made drastic changes which were needed in our need basis.'
You are correct about the misdirection, and I need to make a correction.
"There is a class of society that went in the path of corruption because of misdirection," Abadi said in a speech at the opening ceremony of the Teachers Union Council, adding "The society now needs a culture that encourages rejection of corruption."
But I should like to observe, in Eliot's defense, that in Prufrock it is of course only a bit of grammatical misdirection which implies that "evening" is "like a patient etherized upon a table," a misdirection which cunningly reflects a reversal of cosmic perception in the modern era.