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Noun: misunderstanding  mis,ún-du(r)'stan-ding
  1. Putting the wrong interpretation on
    "his misunderstanding of the question caused his error";
    - misinterpretation, mistaking
  2. An understanding of something that is not correct
    "there must be some misunderstanding--I don't have a sister";
    - mistake, misapprehension
Verb: misunderstand (misunderstood)  mis,ún-du(r)'stand
  1. Interpret in the wrong way
    "She misunderstood my remarks";
    - misconstrue, misinterpret, misconceive, misapprehend, be amiss

Derived forms: misunderstandings

Type of: construe, interpret, interpretation, misconception, see

Encyclopedia: Misunderstanding