misassumption

noun
mis·as·sump·tion | \ ˌmis-ə-ˈsəm(p)-shən \
plural misassumptions

Definition of misassumption 

: something that is incorrectly assumed to be granted or true : a mistaken assumption I shudder to think of how much margarine I ate growing up on the misassumption that it was somehow healthier. —Richard T. Bosshardt

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misassume \ˌmis-ə-ˈsüm \ transitive verb misassumed; misassuming
… a lot of boys get shunted into programs that misassume what they can and can't do … —Richard Whitmire

First Known Use of misassumption

1860, in the meaning defined above

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