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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishmisconceptionmis‧con‧cep‧tion /ˌmɪskənˈsepʃən/ noun [countable, uncountable]  BELIEVEan idea which is wrong or untrue, but which people believe because they do not understand the subject properly syn fallacy, → preconceptionpopular/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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misconceptionThis is a misconception that forest ecologists have for years been at pains to correct, but to little avail.No, it's not actually true that rail travel is more expensive - that's a misconception.What's the biggest misconception people have about you?The first misconception is that legal study at university is exclusively for students who intend becoming solicitors or advocates.Employers seem to share the general misconception that young people are more efficient than older workers.Another part of the homecoming misconception I had to raze was thinking of this as a joyful time.I could read faces too well not to be anxious: mockery, misconception, contempt, greed.His detailed observations helped to dispel popular misconceptions about the habits and behaviour of the cuckoo.Leprosy was known to have a long incubation period-a fact considerably at odds with popular misconceptions about instant deformity.I can not understand how that misconception arose.misconception thatThis is a misconception that forest ecologists have for years been at pains to correct, but to little avail.It's a misconception that red meat cannot be part of a healthy diet.Prevalence of krill in summer surface waters has given rise to a misconception that krill and other euphausiids constantly dominate the zooplankton.A misconception that exists about video recording of classes is that it is necessary to have a two-camera studio to do it.She also outlined another misconception that could explain the suspicion research nurses often encounter among other nurses.For the main misconception that many people have is that orthodox women are regarded as inferior to men.There is a popular misconception that long-stay patients were dumped straight out of mental hospitals on the streets when they were abandoned.This might also help break down some of the misconceptions that can grow up between organisations.
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