misinterpretation

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

Definition of misinterpretation

plural misinterpretations
: 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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