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mis- +‎ conception

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  • (US) IPA(key): /ˌmɪskənˈsɛp.ʃən/
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misconception (countable and uncountable, 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 had the misconception that the word "misconception" meant becoming pregnant with a girl.

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