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misunderstanding

noun
     
mis‧un‧der‧stand‧ing
1 [uncountable and countable] a problem caused by someone not understanding a question, situation, or instruction correctly:
There must have been some misunderstanding. I didn't order all these books.
2 [countable] an argument or disagreement that is not very serious - often used humorously:
Terry had a little misunderstanding with the police last night.

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