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 Dictionary entry overview: What does misconception mean? 

  The noun MISCONCEPTION has 1 sense:

1. an incorrect conception

  Familiarity information: MISCONCEPTION used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


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An incorrect conception

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Hypernyms ("misconception" is a kind of...):

idea; thought (the content of cognition; the main thing you are thinking about)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "misconception"):

fallacy; false belief (a misconception resulting from incorrect reasoning)

erroneous belief; error (a misconception resulting from incorrect information)

self-deceit; self-deception (a misconception that is favorable to the person who holds it)

misapprehension; mistake; misunderstanding (an understanding of something that is not correct)

fancy; fantasy; illusion; phantasy (something many people believe that is false)

delusion; hallucination (a mistaken or unfounded opinion or idea)

mirage (something illusory and unattainable)

unsoundness (a misconception that is fallacious and not true or valid)


conception (an abstract or general idea inferred or derived from specific instances)

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