verb (used with object), mis·al·lo·cat·ed, mis·al·lo·cat·ing.
Related formsmis·al·lo·ca·tion, noun
Examples from the Web for misallocation
The most extreme and obvious form of misallocation is seen when a market ‘bubble’ forms.
But misallocation of capital may occur even when a ‘bubble’ does not form.
An emphasis on aircraft is a misallocation of fire resources.Colorado Blazes Remind Us That National Policy on Fire Needs a Fix|Stephen J. Pyne|June 29, 2012|DAILY BEAST
In many countries taxes are way too high and result in the misallocation of economic resources.After the Rain|Sam Vaknin