Definition of misdirection in English:


Pronunciation /ˌmɪsdʌɪˈrɛkʃ(ə)n/ /mɪsdɪˈrɛkʃ(ə)n/


  • 1mass noun The action or process of directing someone to the wrong place or in the wrong direction.

    ‘the deliberate misdirection that had put me off the track’
    count noun ‘misdirections given by the coastguard to rescue services’
    1. 1.1The wrong or inappropriate use or application of something.
      ‘the misdirection of government funding’
      count noun ‘wasteful misdirections of production’
  • 2count noun A wrong instruction given by a judge to a jury.

    ‘he won his appeal on the basis of a misdirection by the trial judge’



/ˌmɪsdʌɪˈrɛkʃ(ə)n/ /mɪsdɪˈrɛkʃ(ə)n/