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Noun: misdirection  ,mis-di'rek-shun
  1. An incorrect charge to a jury given by a judge
  2. Incorrect directions or instructions
  3. Management that is careless or inefficient
    "he accomplished little due to the misdirection of his energies";
    - mismanagement
  4. The act of distracting; drawing someone's attention away from something
    "conjurers are experts at misdirection";
    - distraction

Derived forms: misdirections

Type of: alteration, charge, commission, direction, instruction, management, revision

Encyclopedia: Misdirection