misconception

[ mis-kuh n-sep-shuh n ]
/ ˌmɪs kənˈsɛp ʃən /

noun

an erroneous conception; mistaken notion.

Origin of misconception

First recorded in 1655–65; mis-1 + conception
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misconception

/ (ˌmɪskənˈsɛpʃən) /

noun

a false or mistaken view, opinion, or attitude
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