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misapprehension

Definitions

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  • n. a failure to understand something; an illusion, misconception or misunderstanding

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A mistaking or mistake; wrong apprehension of one's meaning of a fact; misconception; misunderstanding.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A mistaking or mistake; wrong apprehension of one's meaning or of a fact.
  • n. Synonyms Misconception, misunderstanding.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. an understanding of something that is not correct

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Examples

  • Such a misapprehension is perhaps especially acute when the character in question is presumed to be more or less autobiographical, but even characters not immediately associated with the writer him/herself are, if Zadie Smith is to be believed, mostly an opportunity for the author to indulge in "the attempted revelation of [an] elusive, multifaceted self" -- that is, his or her own "selfhood," the "development" of which is central to the act of writing.

    Point of View in Fiction

  • A similar misapprehension is often attached to the statement “the proof of the pudding is in the eating”.

    Matthew Yglesias » For Democrats, Even a 2010 Win Will Feel Like a Loss

  • This problem with misapprehension is very familiar, with overtones of those people (you know who you are) who think of the Internet as a bunch of "tubes," for example.

    Archive 2009-01-01

  • If a man can die through a misapprehension, is there any immorality in making him live through a misapprehension?

    Chapter 17

  • It has been suggested that British broadcasting corporations give the public what it thinks it should have and not what the public wants and that misapprehension is based upon this great fallacy-that if you are going to give the public what it wants you must not appreciate its view; you must depreciate it, and I am sure you will discover in Canada, as we have in Great Britain, that you must skillfully arrange and constantly raise your standard of program.

    Should Broadcasting Be Controlled?

  • Manifold errors have arisen from this misapprehension, which is far from the meaning of the apostolic injunction.

    The Scriptural Expositions of Dr. Augustus Neander: III. The First Epistle of John, Practically Explained.

  • In time, the political establishment scrambled to respond, with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu naming a committee to list specific actions - more money for child care, less for defense - that many in the group call a misapprehension of what was, at bottom, something more diffuse: a remaking of the national consciousness.

    TIME.com: Top Stories

  • In time the political establishment scrambled to respond, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu naming a committee to list specific actions - more money for child care, less for defense - that many in the group call a misapprehension of what was, at bottom, something more diffuse: a remaking of the national consciousness.

    TIME.com: Top Stories

  • This is a major misapprehension which is quite far from the true intent of RA 8047 as envisioned by its authors.

    On the Great Book Blockade of 2009 (Updated 7 May) (with BDAP Paper) « BAHAY TALINHAGA

  • This was a kind of misapprehension of who McCain is.

    STAR

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