misapprehension

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Etymology[edit]

mis- +‎ apprehension

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misapprehension (countable and uncountable, plural misapprehensions)

  1. A failure to understand something; an illusion, misconception or misunderstanding.
    • 2014, James Lambert, “A Much Tortured Expression: A New Look At `Hobson-Jobson'”, in International Journal of Lexicography, volume 27, number 1, page 57:
      They had thought it obsolete, but, were relieved of this misapprehension by Yule’s friend Major Trotter.

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