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misrepresentation

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  • n. Erroneous or false representation; an unfair or dishonest account or exposition; a false statement: as, to injure one's character by misrepresentations.
  • n. Incorrect or unfaithful representation in the capacity of agent or official representative, as of a principal in a matter of business, or of constituents in legislation.
  • n. In map-making, faultiness in a map-projection, estimated with regard to its unequal scale in different parts and to its distortion of angles.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Untrue representation; false or incorrect statement or account; -- usually unfavorable to the thing represented.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Erroneous or false representation; an unfair or dishonest account or exposition; a false statement: as, to injure one's character by misrepresentations.
  • n. Incorrect or unfaithful representation in the capacity of agent or official representative, as of a principal in a matter of business, or of constituents in legislation.
  • n. In map-making, faultiness in a map-projection, estimated with regard to its unequal scale in different parts and to its distortion of angles.

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

  • n. a willful perversion of facts
  • n. a misleading falsehood

Etymologies

misrepresent +‎ -ation (Wiktionary)

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