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misdirection

Definitions of misdirection
  1. noun
    incorrect directions or instructions
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    type of:
    direction, instruction
    a message describing how something is to be done
  2. noun
    management that is careless or inefficient
    synonyms: mismanagement
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    types:
    screwup
    the complete mismanagement or mishandling of a situation
    type of:
    direction, management
    the act of managing something
  3. noun
    the act of distracting; drawing someone's attention away from something
    “conjurers are experts at misdirection
    synonyms: distraction
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    type of:
    alteration, revision
    the act of revising or altering (involving reconsideration and modification)
  4. noun
    an incorrect charge to a jury given by a judge
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    type of:
    charge, commission, direction, mandate
    a formal statement of a command or injunction to do something
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