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Definition of myth noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1a story from ancient times, especially one that was told to explain natural events or to describe the early history of a people; this type of story synonym legend ancient Greek myths a creation myth (= that explains how the world began) the heroes of myth and legend
  2. 2something that many people believe but that does not exist or is false synonym fallacy It is time to dispel the myth of a classless society (= to show that it does not exist). Contrary to popular myth, women are not worse drivers than men.
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