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misaligned

[mis-uh-lahynd]
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adjective
  1. improperly aligned.

Origin of misaligned

1945–50; misalign + -ed2
Related formsmis·a·lign·ment, noun
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Examples from the Web for misalignment

Historical Examples

  • Just the misalignment of molecules in the surface of the steel makes it look wavy, and ripple when the light changes or you move.

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    Charles Saphro


British Dictionary definitions for misalignment

misaligned

adjective
  1. placed or positioned wrongly or badly
Derived Formsmisalignment, noun
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Word Origin and History for misalignment

n.

1891, from mis- (1) + alignment.

misaligned

adj.

1903, from mis- (1) + past participle of align.

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