• WordNet 3.6
    • n misstatement a statement that contains a mistake
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Misstatement An incorrect statement.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n misstatement A wrong statement; an erroneous account or relation: as, a misstatement of facts in testimony, or of accounts in a report.
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In literature:

Finally, Judge Custis wrote to his son-in-law to come to Annapolis and meet these misstatements in person.
"The Entailed Hat" by George Alfred Townsend
Clay, C. C., letter relative to certain misstatements relative to the author, 206-208.
"The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government, Vol. 1 (of 2)" by Jefferson Davis
To say it rained would be no breach of veracity, but a mere misstatement of a melancholy fact.
"Recreations of Christopher North, Volume 2" by John Wilson
Surely I am not misstating its position when I say that forcible suppression was the creed of this Commission.
"A Preface to Politics" by Walter Lippmann
He has entirely misstated all about Naseby, after all my trouble.
"Letters of Edward FitzGerald in two volumes, Vol. 1" by Edward FitzGerald
Everywhere misstatement, misconception, and smouldering hatred.
"The Continental Monthly, Vol. 6, No 2, August, 1864" by Various
Most of the failures are due to misstatements as to size, shape, or color, but occasionally one meets a bizarre answer.
"The Measurement of Intelligence" by Lewis Madison Terman
Now, that is a misstatement.
"A Hungarian Nabob" by Maurus Jókai
Is all this true, senors, or have I misstated any part of the story, so far?
"The Cruise of the Nonsuch Buccaneer" by Harry Collingwood
The misstatements and contradictions with which he has been charged, he has not noticed.
"The Story of My Life" by Egerton Ryerson

In news:

Clarification to This Article An earlier version of this article misstated an Italian phrase as "Soy Italiana".
Correction to This Article This article about a new Roxy Paine sculpture at the National Gallery of Arts Sculpture Garden misstated the date of a previous Paine show in New York.
"Handle this tax dodge with care" ( Personal Business , Apr 7) misstated the name of an organization of lawyers specializing in trusts and estates.
The question among propagandists in Beijing was probably something like, how can we use the Chinese team's Olympic performance to whip up patriotism without misstating facts about the medal count.
An earlier version of this story misstated the impact of acorn production for deer.
An earlier version of this article misstated the margin of victory.
Paul Ryan Says He Misstated His Marathon Running Time .
An earlier version of this story misstated the size of the High Park wildfire.
Burnyeat's rejoinder to my letter misstates both Stone's thesis and my criticism of it.
Abbott's new pharma spin-out chief's college credentials "misstated".
A Sunday story on Page C3 misstated the churches.
Correction to This Article A Sept 26 Health article about adult picky eaters misstated the age of JoAnn Polickoski and the service branch of her husband.
Correction to This Article The article misstated the number of bylined reporters and contributors to The Washington Post's coverage of the Virginia Tech shootings.
Vice President Misstates Facts on Abortion.
Once again Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick makes misstatements about his protection of Medicare and Social Security.

In science:

Though hyperbolic towers were introduced by Sela, their definition was slightly too restrictive, and some of the results concerning them were misstated in [Sel06] and [Per11] (see [Per12]), which is why extended hyperbolic floors and towers had to be introduced.
Hyperbolic towers and independent generic sets in the theory of free groups
The following misstatement in a de finition occurs in [Ja].
Dimension for Martingales
This section corrects some inadvertent misstatements (luckily minor) in that reply and adds some comments.
Comment on Phys. Rev. D 60 084017 "Classical self-force" by F. Rohrlich
We address a number of misunderstandings and misstatements contained in the paper “Roles of SNIa and SNII in ICM Enrichment” by Y.
Reply to ``Roles of SNIa and SNII in ICM Enrichment'' by Y. Ishimaru and N. Arimoto
Sadly, its results are insufficient to that goal, but have been so misstated as to obscure that fact.
The APEX/EPOS Quandary: the Way Out via Low Energy Studies