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misunderstanding

noun     /ˌmɪs.ʌn.dəˈstæn.dɪŋ/ US  /-dɚ-/
B2 [C or U] an occasion when someone does not understand something correctly : There must be some misunderstanding. I never asked for these chairs to be delivered . His ridiculous comments showed a complete misunderstanding of the situation .Misunderstanding [C] informal a disagreement , argument , or fight : often humorous "How did you get your black eye ?" "Oh, I had a little misunderstanding with someone at the football match ."Arguments and disagreements
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