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misconception

noun [C] uk   /ˌmɪs.kənˈsep.ʃən/ us  
an idea that is wrong because it has been based on a failure to understand a situation: We hope our work will help to change popular misconceptions about disabled people. [+ that] I'd like to clear up the common misconception that older workers don't know how to use technology.
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