misclassify

verb mis·clas·si·fy \ ˌmis-ˈkla-sə-ˌfī \

Definition of misclassify

misclassified; misclassifying
: to assign (someone or something) to an incorrect group or category : to classify wrongly
  • a species misclassified in the wrong genus

misclassified

play \ˌmis-ˈkla-sə-ˌfīd\ adjective
    • misclassified workers/employees

First Known Use of misclassify

1874

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