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misconstruction

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An inaccurate explanation, interpretation, or report; a misunderstanding.
  • n. Grammar A faulty construction, especially of a sentence or clause.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. a misunderstanding or misinterpretation resulting from the use of the wrong meaning of a word that has multiple meanings
  • n. an ungrammatical phrase

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Erroneous construction; wrong interpretation.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of misconstruing; wrong interpretation; a mistaking of the true meaning.

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

  • n. a kind of misinterpretation resulting from putting a wrong construction on words or actions (often deliberately)
  • n. an ungrammatical constituent

Etymologies

mis- +‎ construction (Wiktionary)

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