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misinterpretation (n.)

"a wrong understanding or explanation," 1570s, from mis- (1) "bad, wrong" + interpretation.

updated on January 29, 2019

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Definitions of misinterpretation from WordNet

misinterpretation (n.)
putting the wrong interpretation on;
his misinterpretation of the question caused his error
Synonyms: misunderstanding / mistaking
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