misclassification

noun
mis·​clas·​si·​fi·​ca·​tion | \ ˌmis-ˌkla-sə-fə-ˈkā-shən How to pronounce misclassification (audio) \
plural misclassifications

Definition of misclassification

: 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, in the meaning defined above

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“Misclassification.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/misclassification. Accessed 22 Sep. 2020.

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