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misconstruction

[mis-kuh n-struhk-shuh n] /ˌmɪs kənˈstrʌk ʃən/
noun
1.
wrong construction; misinterpretation:
to put a misconstruction upon an action.
2.
an act or instance of misconstruing.
Origin
1505-1515
1505-15; mis-1 + construction
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  • We regret the misconstruction of our intentions which the language objected to unintentionally may have conveyed to some readers.
  • To eliminate any possible misconstruction of the rule, this proposal has been adopted.
British Dictionary definitions for misconstruction

misconstruction

/ˌmɪskənˈstrʌkʃən/
noun
1.
a false interpretation of evidence, facts, etc
2.
a faulty construction, esp in grammar
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