misperception

noun
mis·per·cep·tion | \ ˌmis-pər-ˈsēv \
plural misperceptions

Definition of misperception 

: a false or inaccurate perception … a host of misperceptions about the '50s, including the skewed notion that women didn't work in the 1950s, especially if they were mothers. Even in the '50s, one-fifth of mothers had paying jobs. —Jeff Reid

First Known Use of misperception

1722, in the meaning defined above

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misperception

noun
mis·per·cep·tion | \ ˌmis-pər-ˈsep-shən \

Medical Definition of misperception 

: a false perception

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