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noun. ['mɪskənˈsɛpʃən'] an incorrect conception.
- false belief
- erroneous belief
Rhymes with Misconception
How do you pronounce misconception?
Pronounce misconception as mɪskənˈsɛpʃən.
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Sentences with misconception
1. Noun, singular or mass
A common misconception with remote car starters is that they invite thieves to steal running cars that are unattended.
Quotes about misconception
1. There's a misconception that survival of the fittest means survival of the most aggressive. The adjective 'Darwinian' used to refer to ruthless competition; you used to read that in business journals. But that's not what Darwinian means to a biologist; it's whatever leads to reproductive success.
- Steven Pinker
2. That's a misconception, Lennie. The sky is everywhere, it begins at your feet.
- Jandy Nelson, The Sky Is Everywhere
3. We have such a terrible, terrible misconception of science. We think it involves the definite, the precise, the known; it is a horrid series of gates to an unknown as vast of the universe; which means endless.
- Anne Rice, Lasher