misalignment

noun
mis·​align·​ment | \ ˌmis-ə-ˈlīn-mənt How to pronounce misalignment (audio) \
plural misalignments

Definition of misalignment

: 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, in the meaning defined above

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“Misalignment.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/misalignment. Accessed 12 Jul. 2020.

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