- to allocate mistakenly or improperly: to misallocate resources.
Origin of misallocate
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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
In many countries taxes are way too high and result in the misallocation of economic resources.After the Rain