Definition of misdirection (noun)
- an incorrect charge to a jury given by a judge
- incorrect directions or instructions
- management that is careless or inefficient
- "he accomplished little due to the mismanagement of his energies"
- synonyms: mismanagement
- the act of distracting; drawing someone's attention away from something
- "conjurers are experts at misdirection"
- synonyms: distraction
Source: Princeton University Wordnet