Online English learning Courses
    courses   dictionary
Double-click any word on the page to look it up in the dictionary.

Audio English.org » Dictionary » M » Misbeliever ... Misinformation

MISCONCEPTION

Pronunciation (US): 

 Dictionary entry overview: What does misconception mean? 

MISCONCEPTION (noun)
  The noun MISCONCEPTION has 1 sense:

1. an incorrect conception

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


 Dictionary entry details 


MISCONCEPTION (noun)


Sense 1misconception [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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)

Antonym:

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


 Learn English with... Proverbs of the week 
"A friend in need is a friend indeed." (English proverb)

"Wait horse for green grass." (Bulgarian proverb)

"The monkey in his mother's eye is a gazelle." (Arabic proverb)

"Nothing ventured, nothing gained." (Corsican proverb)

 MISCONCEPTION: related words searches 

Page delivered in 0.1084 seconds