mis·​align | \ ˌmis-ə-ˈlīn How to pronounce misalign (audio) \
misaligned; misaligning

Definition of misalign

transitive + intransitive

: to align badly or incorrectly … the rear coach loosened an axle crossing a rough switch frog, misaligning the wheels so that they came off the track and bumped along the ties …— Terry Pindell Even minor movement can cause the cords in the wireless charger to misalign and the charging to stop.— Rishabh Jain

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misaligned \ ˌmis-​ə-​ˈlīnd How to pronounce misalign (audio) \ adjective
… the lack of stereopsis results from conflicting input reaching the brain from the two misaligned eyes … — Susan R. Barry Worn wheels, defective axles, … and misaligned rails, as well as human error, also cause derailments. — Ralph Vartabedian

First Known Use of misalign

1908, in the meaning defined above

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“Misalign.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/misalign. Accessed 20 Oct. 2021.

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