Meaning of “misrepresentation” in the English Dictionary

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"misrepresentation" in British English

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misrepresentationnoun [ C or U ]

uk /ˌmɪs.rep.rɪ.zenˈteɪ.ʃən/ us /ˌmɪs.rep.rɪ.zenˈteɪ.ʃən/

something that misrepresents an idea, situation, or opinion, or the fact of something being misrepresented:

The documentary was a misrepresentation of the truth and bore little resemblance to actual events.
The MP laughed off the remarks as media misrepresentation.

(Definition of “misrepresentation” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"misrepresentation" in Business English

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misrepresentationnoun [ C or U ]

uk /ˌmɪsreprɪzenˈteɪʃən/ us LAW

the act of giving false information about something or someone, often in order to get an advantage:

The statement is a clear and deliberate misrepresentation of the facts.
Tobacco companies were charged with engaging in misrepresentation in their advertising.

(Definition of “misrepresentation” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)