Misunderstanding vs Miscomprehension - What's the difference?

misunderstanding | miscomprehension |


As nouns the difference between misunderstanding and miscomprehension

is that misunderstanding is a mistake as to the meaning of something; erroneous interpretation; misconception while miscomprehension is an incorrect understanding of something.

As a verb misunderstanding

is .

misunderstanding

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • A mistake as to the meaning of something; erroneous interpretation; misconception.
  • A disagreement; difference of opinion; dissension; quarrel.
  • Verb

    (head)
  • miscomprehension

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • An incorrect understanding of something.
  • Teachers testing with informal reading inventories (selected because of comprehension difficulty unrelated to word recognition) were asked to give explanations for the miscomprehensions of their students.

    Synonyms

    misunderstanding

    References

    * Oxford English Dictionary