misaligned

[mis-uh-lahynd]
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adjective

improperly aligned.

Nearby words

  1. mis-,
  2. mis-sell,
  3. misaddress,
  4. misadventure,
  5. misadvise,
  6. misalignment,
  7. misalliance,
  8. misallocate,
  9. misally,
  10. misandry

Origin of misaligned

1945–50; misalign + -ed2

Related formsmis·a·lign·ment, noun

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Examples from the Web for misalignment

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

    Zero Data|Charles Saphro


British Dictionary definitions for misalignment

misaligned

adjective

placed or positioned wrongly or badly
Derived Formsmisalignment, noun

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Word Origin and History for misalignment
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