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misrepresentationnoun [C or U]

uk   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 ​actualevents. The MP ​laughed off the ​remarks as ​media misrepresentation.
(Definition of misrepresentation from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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misrepresentationnoun [C or U]

uk   us   /ˌmɪsreprɪzenˈteɪʃən/ LAW
the ​act of giving ​falseinformation 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)
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