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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)

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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)
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