misinform

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v misinform give false or misleading information to
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. t Misinform To give untrue information to; to inform wrongly.
    • v. i Misinform To give untrue information; (with against) to calumniate.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • misinform To inform erroneously or falsely; make a wrong statement to; give wrong or misleading instruction to.
    • misinform To testify falsely; make false or misleading statements.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Misinform mis-in-form′ to tell incorrectly
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Quotations

  • Mark Twain
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    “Often the surest way to convey misinformation is to tell the strict truth.”

Usage

In literature:

But I suppose you would not object to be set right upon any subject of which you are ignorant or misinformed?
"Bibliomania; or Book-Madness" by Thomas Frognall Dibdin
I didn't know it was so far; I was misinformed.
"They of the High Trails" by Hamlin Garland
Nor will the late change of measures adopted by Congress effect this, if I am not misinformed.
"The Diplomatic Correspondence of the American Revolution, Vol. IX" by Various
Ah, then I have been misinformed!
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine -- Volume 57, No. 351, January 1845" by Various
Then I was misinformed.
"The Destroyer" by Burton Egbert Stevenson
Then their over-active imaginations supply ready misinformation for missing facts.
"A Mountain Boyhood" by Joe Mills
Needless to say, it had no chance of success, but we were misinformed as to the hour at which you might be expected.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science, October, 1930" by Various
He was whirled about in a confusing, distorting maze of imagination, misinformation, and some unreadable facts.
"The Shepherd of the North" by Richard Aumerle Maher
If it should turn out that he had been misinformed, that would not be his fault.
"Marion Fay" by Anthony Trollope
Yet so it was, and so it is, unless I am very much misinformed.
"My Autobiography" by F. Max Müller
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In news:

End misinformation about Marcellus drilling.
Let's clear up some misinformation .
Misinformation considered root cause for previous mining bill's failure.
Ref's union says NFL spreading ' misinformation '.
The NFL ref­er­ees union says the league is "engaged in a mis­in­for­ma­tion cam­paign" fol­low­ing unsuc­cess­ful nego­ti­a­tions ear­lier in the weekend.
NFL referees union says the league is engaged in a misinformation campaign.
Referees union says NFL spreading ' misinformation '.
NFL 'engaged in misinformation campaign'.
Misinformation is the norm at political conventions.
Texas A&M Working To Clarify Misinformation After Shooting Near Campus.
Commissioner responds to misinformation from candidates.
The current election cycle has produced a large quantity of misinformation from aspiring candidates.
The Republican misinformation machine tackles the Internet.
After Colorado shootings, social media are misinformation sources.
Your Monday Reality Check-A mountain of misinformation .
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In science:

In our view, the discussion in their section III, seeking instances from history where model selection would have misinformed, is entirely wrong or irrelevant.
Comment on `Tainted evidence: cosmological model selection versus fitting', by Eric V. Linder and Ramon Miquel (astro-ph/0702542v2)
Instead, this misinformation can be modelled by the fact that the agent provides an incorrect value for the information flow rate parameter.
Asset pricing with random information flow
Bernoul li decisions for individuals so that misinformation may be spread .
Consensus Computations over Random Graph Processes
The sub-range −∞ ≤ Q ≤ 0 shows that a uniform attacker’s prebelief might cause her to learn an in finite number of misinforming bits from interacting with P PW C .
Refining a Quantitative Information Flow Metric
In contrast, the attacker’s misinformation is represented by the parts that fall below the zero mark on the Y axis.
Refining a Quantitative Information Flow Metric
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