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English noun: misdirection

1. misdirection (communication) an incorrect charge to a jury given by a judge


Broader (hypernym)charge, commission, direction

2. misdirection (communication) incorrect directions or instructions


Broader (hypernym)direction, instruction

3. misdirection (act) management that is careless or inefficient


SamplesHe accomplished little due to the mismanagement of his energies.


Synonymsmismanagement


Broader (hypernym)direction, management


Narrower (hyponym)screwup

4. misdirection (act) the act of distracting; drawing someone's attention away from something


SamplesConjurers are experts at misdirection.


Synonymsdistraction


Broader (hypernym)alteration, revision









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