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  • Misinterpretation — Mis in*ter pre*ta tion, n. The act of interpreting erroneously; a mistaken interpretation. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • misinterpretation — index catachresis, distortion, error, fallacy, misapplication, misestimation, misjudgment Burton s Legal Thesaurus. Wi …   Law dictionary

  • misinterpretation — (n.) 1570s; see MIS (Cf. mis ) (1) + INTERPRETATION (Cf. interpretation) …   Etymology dictionary

  • Misinterpretation — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Misinterpretation >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 misinterpretation misinterpretation misapprehension misunderstanding misacceptation| misconstruction misapplication Sgm: N 1 catachresis catachresis Sgm: N 1 eisegesis… …   English dictionary for students

  • misinterpretation — UK [ˌmɪsɪntɜː(r)prɪˈteɪʃ(ə)n] / US [ˌmɪsɪntɜrprɪˈteɪʃ(ə)n] noun [countable/uncountable] Word forms misinterpretation : singular misinterpretation plural misinterpretations a wrong way of understanding or explaining something Make sure there can… …   English dictionary

  • misinterpretation — mis|in|ter|pre|ta|tion [ ,mısıntɜrprı teıʃn ] noun count or uncount a wrong way of understanding or explaining something: Make sure there can be no misinterpretation of what was intended. liable/open/subject to misinterpretation: It s a subtle… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • misinterpretation — misinterpret ► VERB (misinterpreted, misinterpreting) ▪ interpret wrongly. DERIVATIVES misinterpretation noun …   English terms dictionary

  • misinterpretation — noun putting the wrong interpretation on (Freq. 1) his misinterpretation of the question caused his error there was no mistaking her meaning • Syn: ↑misunderstanding, ↑mistaking • Derivationally related forms: ↑mistake …   Useful english dictionary

  • misinterpretation — noun see misinterpret …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • misinterpretation — See misinterpret. * * * …   Universalium

  • misinterpretation — noun An instance of misinterpreting …   Wiktionary

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