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misconception

noun
     
mis‧con‧cep‧tion [uncountable and countable]
an idea which is wrong or untrue, but which people believe because they do not understand the subject properly [= fallacy; ↪ preconception]
popular/common misconception
There is a popular misconception that too much exercise is bad for you.
misconception that
Refugees have the misconception that life is great over here.
misconception about
many people's misconceptions about the blind and deaf

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