misalignment

noun mis·align·ment \ ˌmis-ə-ˈlīn-mənt \

Definition of misalignment

plural misalignments
: the condition of being out of correct position or improperly adjusted : bad or incorrect alignment
  • Over time, because of damage and wear, typewriters develop faults and misalignments that render their typescript unique.
  • —Laney Salisbury et al.
  • … overuse injuries are all too often the consequence of poor technique or misalignment of body parts.
  • —Jane E. Brody

First Known Use of misalignment

1870

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