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noun misunderstanding pronunciation in American English /ˌmɪsʌndərˈstændɪŋ/ 
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singularmisunderstanding
pluralmisunderstandings

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  1. 1
    [countable/uncountable] a failure to understand someone or something correctly

    There's been a misunderstanding: Mr. Jones didn't expect you until tomorrow.

    Your comments indicate a serious misunderstanding of the situation.

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  2. 2
    [countable] an argument that is not very serious

    We had a little misunderstanding yesterday.

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