misconception

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

misconceive + -tion

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (US) IPA(key): /ˌmɪskənˈsɛpʃən/

Noun[edit]

misconception (plural misconceptions)

  1. a mistaken belief, a wrong idea
    There are several common misconceptions about the theory of relativity.
    You're obviously under the misconception that I care about your problems.
    He thought that a misconception meant becoming pregnant with a girl.