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misconception

[ mis-kuhn-sep-shuhn ]
/ ˌmɪs kənˈsɛp ʃən /
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noun
an erroneous conception; mistaken notion.
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Origin of misconception

First recorded in 1655–65; mis-1 + conception
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British Dictionary definitions for misconception

misconception
/ (ˌmɪskənˈsɛpʃən) /

noun
a false or mistaken view, opinion, or attitude
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