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misrepresentation (plural misrepresentations)
- Erroneous or false representation; an unfair or dishonest account or exposition; a false statement: as, to injure one's character by misrepresentations.
- Incorrect or unfaithful representation in the capacity of agent or official representative, as of a principal in a matter of business, or of constituents in legislation.
- In map-making, faultiness in a map-projection, estimated with regard to its unequal scale in different parts and to its distortion of angles.
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- misrepresentation in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911