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1. Inaccurate aim.
2. Incorrect instructions or directions.
3. Law An error made by a judge in charging a jury.
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mis•di•rec•tion(ˌmɪs dɪˈrɛk ʃən)
1. a wrong direction or guidance.
2. an erroneous charge to the jury by a judge.
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|Noun||1.||misdirection - an incorrect charge to a jury given by a judge|
|2.||misdirection - incorrect directions or instructions|
|3.||misdirection - 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 distracting; drawing someone's attention away from something; "conjurers are experts at misdirection"|
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misdirection[ˌmɪsdɪˈrekʃən] N [of operation, scheme] → mala dirección f; [of resources] → mala administración f, mal manejo m
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
(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
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007