misdirection

noun mis·di·rec·tion \ -ˈrek-shən \
Updated on: 12 May 2018

Definition of misdirection

1 : a wrong direction
2 a : the act or an instance of misdirecting or diverting
b : the state of being misdirected

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1675

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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