misrepresentation etymology

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

Detailed word origin of misrepresentation

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
mis- English (eng) Bad or wrong; badly or wrongly. In error. Lack or failure.
representation English (eng) (legal) The lawyers and staff who argue on behalf of another in court.. (mathematics) An object that describes an abstract group in terms of linear transformations of vector spaces; (more formally) a homomorphism from a group on a vector space to the general linear group (group of all bijective linear transformations) on the space.. (politics) The ability to elect a representative to speak [...]
misrepresentation English (eng) Erroneous or false representation; an unfair or dishonest account or exposition; a false statement: as, to injure one's character by misrepresentations.. In map-making, faultiness in a map projection, estimated with regard to its unequal scale in different parts and to its distortion of angles.. Incorrect or unfaithful representation in the capacity of agent or official representative, such [...]

Words with the same origin as misrepresentation

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