misinterpretation

noun
mis·in·ter·pre·ta·tion | \ ˌmi-sᵊn-ˌtər-prə-ˈtā-shən , -pə- \
plural misinterpretations

Definition of misinterpretation 

: failure to understand or interpret something correctly an error caused by misinterpretation of the rules : a mistaken interpretation … it soon becomes obvious to workers in the field that misunderstandings and misinterpretations of conventional terms seriously interfere with scholarly communication. —Juergan Eichhoff

First Known Use of misinterpretation

1538, in the meaning defined above

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