Noun misdirection has 4 senses
  1. misdirection - an incorrect charge to a jury given by a judge
    --1 is a kind of
    commission, charge, direction
  2. misdirection - incorrect directions or instructions
    --2 is a kind of
    direction, instruction
    Derived form: verb misdirect2
  3. mismanagement, misdirection - management that is careless or inefficient; "he accomplished little due to the mismanagement of his energies"
    --3 is a kind of management, direction
    --3 has particulars: screwup
  4. distraction, misdirection - the act of distracting; drawing someone's attention away from something; "conjurers are experts at misdirection"
    --4 is a kind of revision, alteration