Crossword clues for misconception
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Misconception \Mis`con*cep"tion\, n.
Erroneous conception; false opinion; wrong understanding.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
n. a mistaken belief, a wrong idea
n. an incorrect conception [ant: concept]
Misconception may refer to:
- List of common misconceptions
- Scientific misconceptions
- Misconception (Law & Order), an episode of Law & Order
- Misconception (film), a documentary film directed by Jessica Yu
Misconception is a 2014 documentary film directed by Jessica Yu about population growth. It reveals a world of crisis pregnancy centers.
Usage examples of "misconception".
This brings me to the next major misconception I wish to deal with, which concerns the problem of mistaking symbols for reality itself.
But it is often accompanied by a misconception, namely, that it is necessary for woman to be like man, not only in habits, but in certain physical characteristics.
The notion that the subscriber has a right to interfere in the conduct of the paper, or the reader to direct its opinions, is based on a misconception of what the newspaper is.
The misconception in regard to this has arisen from the fact that under certain regulations paroles are granted before the expiration of the statutory sentence.
But this development, yet in its infancy, and pursued with much crudeness and misconception of the end, is not enough.
The truth is that this movement, based always upon a misconception of equality, so far as it would change the duties of the sexes, is a retrograde.
That unfortunate misconception is the legacy of a smear campaign launched by the early Church.
Luc decided he would find a way to make that misconception work for the benefit of the fishermen.
A common misconception is that birds and bats evolved from pterosaurs, but the differences in the wing show otherwise.
There is a prevalent misconception that rocks and the fossils they encase are usually dated by such means as carbon-14 or radioactive elements found in rocks.
The misconception as to the relation of voluntary attention to interest is seen in an illustration often given as an example of non-voluntary attention.
When the traveller passing by a lone graveyard interprets the tall and slender shrub laden with white blossoms as a swaying ghost, the misconception does not arise from any fault of mere vision, but from the type of former knowledge which the other surroundings of the moment call up, these evidently giving the mind a certain bias in its interpretation of the sensuous, or colour, impressions.
There is here abundant evidence that there exists some strange misconception of the scope of this provision as found in the Fourteenth Amendment.
This was another misconception many people had, assuming that a superman really could leap a mile or pick up a building by one corner or fight invincibly.
But even those outmoded misconceptions, difficult as they are to correct, are not our only serious challenges, Mr.