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Definition of misconception noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



[countable, uncountable] misconception (about something)
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a belief or an idea that is not based on correct information, or that is not understood by people frequently held misconceptions about the disease a popular misconception (= one that a lot of people have) Let me deal with some common misconceptions. views based on misconception and prejudice compare preconception
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