misperception


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mis·per·ceive

 (mĭs′pər-sēv′)
tr.v. mis·per·ceived, mis·per·ceiv·ing, mis·per·ceives
To perceive incorrectly; misunderstand.

mis′per·cep′tion (-sĕp′shən) n.

misperception

(ˌmɪspəˈsɛpʃən)
n
a wrong perception

mis•per•cep•tion

(ˌmɪs pərˈsɛp ʃən)
n.
a false or incorrect perception.
[1715–25]
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