- 1[uncountable, countable] a situation in which a comment, an instruction, etc. is not understood correctly There must be some misunderstanding—I thought I ordered the smaller model. The problem arose from a misunderstanding on the part of the French. The meeting is a final chance to clear up any misunderstandings. misunderstanding of/about something There is still a fundamental misunderstanding about the real purpose of this work. misunderstanding between A and B All contracts are translated to avoid any misunderstanding between the companies.
- 2[countable] a slight disagreement or argument We had a little misunderstanding over the bill.