misconception etymology

English word misconception comes from English conception, English mis- (Bad or wrong; badly or wrongly. In error. Lack or failure.)

Detailed word origin of misconception

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
conception English (eng) An image, idea, or notion formed in the mind; a concept, plan or design.. The act of conceiving.. The fertilization of an ovum by a sperm to form a zygote.. The formation of a conceptus or an implanted embryo.. The power or faculty of apprehending of forming an idea in the mind; the power of recalling a past sensation or perception; the ability to form mental abstractions.. The start of [...]
mis- English (eng) Bad or wrong; badly or wrongly. In error. Lack or failure.
misconception English (eng) A mistaken belief, a wrong idea.

Words with the same origin as misconception

Descendants of mis-
misapprehension misappropriation misbehavior miscalculation misconduct misdirect misdirection misfit misfortune mishap misinterpret misinterpretation misjudge mismanagement mismatch misprint misrepresentation misstep mistreat mistreatment mistrial mistrust misunderstand misuse