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misapprehension

noun [C or U] uk   /ˌmɪs.æp.rɪˈhen.ʃən/ us  
a failure to understand something, or an understanding or belief about something that is not correct: [+ that] Most industrialists labour under a misapprehension (= wrongly believe) that unrestrained economic growth can be achieved without damaging the environment.
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