Definition of misinterpretation noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

  

misinterpretation

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˌmɪsɪntɜːprɪˈteɪʃn//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌmɪsɪntɜːrprɪˈteɪʃn//
 
[uncountable, countable]
 
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a wrong or bad understanding of somebody/something A number of these statements could be open to misinterpretation. a gross misinterpretation of the facts compare interpretation (1)