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misdescription

1 a provision in a contract in which the subject matter is incorrectly or inaccurately described in some material particular.
2 there is a specific offence of property misdescription where a false or misleading statement about a prescribed matter is made in the course of an estate agency business otherwise than in providing conveyancing services.
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He has more trouble, I think, with Walton's objection, which is, in short, that to describe the terrified spectator of a horror movie as afraid of the content of a thought is to misdescribe him.
Political theory may need to show concern with ends individuals have through no choice of their own, but this concern is rightly subordinated to the respect shown to the ability to choose one's ends.(20) The communitarians' failure to recognize this causes them to misdescribe the self as necessarily encumbered with particular ends.
(c) The authors misdescribe my conclusion, since it is not my thesis that program verification is useless and possibly harmful because it provides no certainty.
To so argue is not merely to misdescribe America's strategic situation.
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Inadequate as ostension is to explicate our referential practices, we do (somehow) extract from it the machinery to discriminate situations that our theories misdescribe. To the objection that paradigmatically observational sentences come out theoretical, while sentences that do qualify as observational rely on explicitly theoretical concepts, Kukla replies that if all language is theory-laden and all events are in principle potentially observable then such reversals are only to be expected.
"Our troops force protection in my view is undermined by people who misdescribe the level of protection they actually have."
Ignoring these kinds of differences means that the master category will, whatever its definition, seriously misdescribe many of the people in it.
People misdescribe things, or they don't have the serial numbers, and we can't always match them up.'
Both contentions misdescribe reality, the neoconservative economist writes, and each feeds on the other in a perverse symbiosis.
On the one hand, he might misdescribe his problem as one of expressing in language some already existing experience which is language-independent.
"Science" itself misdescribes it, in my opinion, very badly, and therefore, when we bring in "science," we usually don't bring in science; we bring the misdescription of science itself.