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mis·in·form

 (mĭs′ĭn-fôrm′)
tr.v. mis·in·formed, mis·in·form·ing, mis·in·forms
To provide with incorrect information.

mis′in·form′ant (-fôr′mənt), mis′in·form′er n.
mis·in′for·ma′tion n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.misinformation - information that is incorrectmisinformation - information that is incorrect  
info, information - a message received and understood
blowback - misinformation resulting from the recirculation into the source country of disinformation previously planted abroad by that country's intelligence service
disinformation - misinformation that is deliberately disseminated in order to influence or confuse rivals (foreign enemies or business competitors etc.)

misinformation

noun false information, gossip, disinformation, misleading information, false rumour, bum steer (U.S. informal) This was a deliberate piece of misinformation.
Translations

misinformation

[ˌmɪsɪnʃəˈmeɪʃən] N (= wrong information) → mala información f, información f errónea; (= deliberate act) → desinformación f

misinformation

[ˌmɪsɪnfərˈmeɪʃən] ninformations fpl erronées, information f erronée, fausse information f

misinformation

nFehlinformation f, → Fehlinformationen pl

misinformation

[ˌmisinfəˈmeɪʃən] ndisinformazione f
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Furthermore, repeated questioning about the event can lead to greater misinformation effects (Roediger, Jacoby, & McDermott, 1996).
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