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English definition of “misunderstanding”

misunderstanding

noun [C/U]  /mɪsˌʌn·dərˈstæn·dɪŋ/ us  
a failure to understand, or an argument resulting from the failure of two people or two sides to understand each other: [C] The whole thing was just a misunderstanding, he said, as he had no intention of breaking into the middle of the line (= standing in the middle of a line of people instead of standing behind the last person in the line).
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