- noun (C, U) an idea which is wrong or untrue, but which people believe because they do not understand it properly (+ that): the misconception that unemployment can be cured by government intervention | a popular/common misconception (=a wrong idea that a lot of people believe): It is a popular misconception that eye problems result in headaches.
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misconception — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ common, popular, widespread ▪ fundamental ▪ big, great, major (esp. AmE) VERB + MISCONCEPTION … Collocations dictionary