Meaning of “misunderstanding” in the English Dictionary

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

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misunderstandingnoun [ C/U ]

us /mɪsˌʌn·dərˈstæn·dɪŋ/

a failure to understand, or an argument resulting from the failure of two people or two sides to understand each other:

[ C ] The whole thing was just a misunderstanding, he said, as he had no intention of breaking into the middle of the line (= standing in the middle of a line of people instead of standing behind the last person in the line).

(Definition of “misunderstanding” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)