mis·​in·​for·​ma·​tion | \ ˌmis-ˌin-fər-ˈmā-shən How to pronounce misinformation (audio) \

Definition of misinformation

: incorrect or misleading information Indubitably, a great deal of paranoid and otherwise irresponsible misinformation about the Kennedy assassination has traveled far and sold well …— Ronnie Dugger A muddle of misinformation keeps clouding the debate over hormone-replacement therapy for women.— Melinda Beck Each of these pieces of information (and misinformation) about me is sold for about two-fifths of a cent to advertisers, which then deliver me an Internet ad, send me a catalog or mail me a credit-card offer.— Joel Stein

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1605, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of misinformation was in 1605

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English Language Learners Definition of misinformation

: information that is not completely true or accurate

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something valued as if it were money

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