misrepresentation

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Etymology[edit]

mis- +‎ representation

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  • IPA(key): /mɪsˌɹɛpɹɨzɛnˈteɪʃən/
    (file)
    Rhymes: -eɪʃən

Noun[edit]

misrepresentation (countable and uncountable, plural misrepresentations)

  1. Erroneous or false representation; an unfair or dishonest account or exposition; a false statement: as, to injure one's character by misrepresentations.
  2. Incorrect or unfaithful representation in the capacity of agent or official representative, such as of a principal in a matter of business, or of constituents in legislation.
  3. 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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