misperception

noun
mis·​per·​cep·​tion | \ ˌmis-pər-ˈsēp-shən How to pronounce misperception (audio) \
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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/misperception. Accessed 9 May. 2021.

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misperception

noun
mis·​per·​cep·​tion | \ ˌmis-pər-ˈsep-shən How to pronounce misperception (audio) \

Medical Definition of misperception

: a false perception

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