from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Inaccurate aim.
- n. Incorrect instructions or directions.
- n. Law An error made by a judge in charging a jury.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. An act of misleading, of convincing someone to concentrate in an incorrect direction.
- n. An error of law within a judgement committed by a judge or judges of a lower court, particularly as found by an appeals court
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The act of directing wrongly, or the state of being so directed.
- n. An error of a judge in charging the jury on a matter of law.
- n. The direction of another's attention to an unimportant place or matter, for the purpose of being able to perform an action undetected.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of misdirecting, or the state of being misdirected; wrong direction; an erroneous indication, guidance, or instruction: as, the misdirection of a letter; a judge's misdirections to the jury.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. management that is careless or inefficient
- n. incorrect directions or instructions
- n. the act of distracting; drawing someone's attention away from something
- n. an incorrect charge to a jury given by a judge
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Other than as pure misdirection from the better known gas and/or carbon taxes, the VMT is about getting people to drive less, regardless of what they drive.
More piling on and misdirection from the Obama faithful.
But I think the entire series of misdirection is itself indicative of a larger, more audacious slight of hand, one that most people overlook by the time the absolutely brilliant and insane last few scenes arrive.
This kind of B.S. misdirection is at the heart of pretty much every income tax overhaul scheme out there.
Martinez-Conde is particularly interested in misdirection, and the question of what it is about certain movements that attract and hold our attention.
But now with one quality control fiasco after another, it seems like finger-pointing for misdirection from the real problem.
So they are attempting some "misdirection" -- calling attention to Ryan's two-year-old budget road map, which proposes difficult entitlement reforms.
“What you described as a misdirection play,” e-mails an anonymous Sunday couch potato, “is really an influence block.
You have no argument yourself so you engage in misdirection.
HILLMAN: Well, I think it ` s called misdirection because they ` re there to defend her with whatever means they can.