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1 a kind of misinterpretation resulting from putting a wrong construction on words or actions (often deliberately) [syn: misconstrual]
2 an ungrammatical constituent [ant: construction]

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  1. a misunderstanding or misinterpretation resulting from the use of the wrong meaning of a word that has multiple meanings
  2. an ungrammatical phrase

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