misclassification

noun mis·clas·si·fi·ca·tion \ ˌmis-ˌkla-sə-fə-ˈkā-shən \

Definition of misclassification

plural misclassifications
: an act or instance of wrongly assigning someone or something to a group or category : incorrect classification
  • Cracking down on the misclassification of workers so that those mislabeled as "independent contractors" can become unionizable employees.
  • —Harold Meyerson

First Known Use of misclassification

1827

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