• WordNet 3.6
    • n misrepresentation a willful perversion of facts
    • n misrepresentation a misleading falsehood
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Misrepresentation Untrue representation; false or incorrect statement or account; -- usually unfavorable to the thing represented; as, a misrepresentation of a person's motives.☞ In popular use, this word often conveys the idea of intentional untruth.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n misrepresentation Erroneous or false representation; an unfair or dishonest account or exposition; a false statement: as, to injure one's character by misrepresentations.
    • n misrepresentation Incorrect or unfaithful representation in the capacity of agent or official representative, as of a principal in a matter of business, or of constituents in legislation.
    • n misrepresentation In map-making, faultiness in a map-projection, estimated with regard to its unequal scale in different parts and to its distortion of angles.
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  • Alexander Haig
    Alexander Haig
    “That's not a lie, it's a terminological inexactitude. Also, a tactical misrepresentation.”


In literature:

No other has endured such misrepresentation and bitter persecution for justice's sake.
"Christopher Columbus and His Monument Columbia" by Various
No misrepresentations are permitted.
"Alex the Great" by H. C. Witwer
Amend, 415; answers misrepresentations on wom.
"The History of Woman Suffrage, Volume V"
One of the most effective arts of priestcraft has been the misrepresentation and slander of heretics.
"Flowers of Freethought" by George W. Foote
You're a paid misrepresenter.
"The Passionate Friends" by Herbert George Wells
They teemed with misrepresentations, and often with downright falsehoods.
"Benjamin Franklin, A Picture of the Struggles of Our Infant Nation One Hundred Years Ago" by John S. C. Abbott
Such regulative legislation should aim at doing away with misrepresentation and frauds in land dealing.
"A Stake in the Land" by Peter Alexander Speek
This misunderstanding he attributed to persistent misrepresentation.
"George Brown" by John Lewis
You secured it by fraud and misrepresentation and by concealment of the actual facts.
"Shadow Mountain" by Dane Coolidge
He says that it would give rise to misrepresentations, and so it would.
"The Greville Memoirs" by Charles C. F. Greville

In news:

Opinion 323 Misrepresentation by an Attorney Employed by a Government Agency as Part of Official Duties.
Staffer Accused of Misrepresentation No Longer Working for GOP.
Agent's 'intentional misrepresentation ' disputed.
Insurance – Coverage Dispute – Material Misrepresentation .
It applies only to misrepresentations made in the course of official conduct when the employee (while acting in a non-representational capacity …), reasonably believes that applicable law authorizes the misrepresentations .
ACT leader Rodney Hide took place in the march, while Wellington deputy mayor Alick Shaw held a placard supporting the bill, which he said had been the subject of "more misrepresentation" on any issue he could remember.
This is a complete misrepresentation of Planned Parenthood's mission.
Hewlett-Packard takes $8.8 billion writedown on purchase of Autonomy Corp, claiming "misrepresentation".
Your ears are no longer assaulted by political diatribes, harsh accusations, and gross misrepresentations by opposing candidates.
Insurance – Misrepresentation concerning back taxes voids policy.
There is much confusion, even intentional misrepresentation, about Mitt Romney's position on the auto industry bailout — a critical issue for Ohio and Michigan voters.
Solar firms probed for possible 'misrepresentations' in getting public money .
J ust like pre-election propaganda, the pop music world is full of misrepresentations that can't be trusted.
Charles Rycroft's review of my edition of The Complete Letters of Sigmund Freud to Wilhelm Fliess ends with a serious misrepresentation.
"Selling a physical property — sweat — might be an issue," said Chris O'Connor, a public defender in Portland, Ore. "Also, he could be fraud and misrepresentation for selling clothing he says is his 14-year-old son's but isn't".

In science:

Note also that this error leads Ballentine and Jarrett to remark, in passing, that EPR’s concept of completeness entails determinism all by itself, which is surely a misrepresentation of the worries of Einstein and his followers.
Local Causality and Completeness: Bell vs. Jarrett
Finally, it allows for misrepresentation or false representation, whereas causal information does not (Griffiths, 2001)1 .
The transmission sense of information
This concerns the notion of information manipulation, or, equivalently, a deliberate misrepresentation of information.
Asset pricing with random information flow
We use a model galaxy population to investigate possible causes for this discrepancy and conclude that minor errors in the conversion from observables to physical quantities can lead to ma jor misrepresentation when applied without awareness of sample selection.
Star formation trends in high-redshift galaxy surveys: the elephant or the tail?
Conclusion Barnes objections to The Fallacy of Fine-Tuning result from a misunderstanding of my intention in writing the book, and both a misunderstanding and misrepresentation of much that is in it.
Defending The Fallacy of Fine-Tuning