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Meaning of MISCONSTRUCTION

Pronunciation:  `miskun'strukshun

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  an ungrammatical constituent
  2. [n]  a kind of misinterpretation resulting from putting a wrong construction on words or actions (often deliberately)
 

MISCONSTRUCTION is a 15 letter word that starts with M.

 

 Synonyms: misconstrual
 
 Antonyms: construction, expression, grammatical construction
 
 See Also: constituent, grammatical constituent, misinterpretation, mistaking, misunderstanding

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Mis`con*struc"tion\, n.
Erroneous construction; wrong interpretation. --Bp.
Stillingfleet.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
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