mis·​con·​nec·​tion ˌmis-kə-ˈnek-shən How to pronounce misconnection (audio)
plural misconnections
: a wrong or faulty connection
an electrical misconnection
sports : a failed transfer of a ball or puck from one player to another on the same team
… had only three misconnections through the air in Friday night's football season opener …Greg Thompson

Examples of misconnection in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The largest category of complaints against domestic airlines last year was for cancellations, delays, and misconnections, accounting for about 45 percent of all complaints, the analysis says. Sean P. Murphy, BostonGlobe.com, 8 May 2023 Where is the misconnection or the fuzziness happening there? Jesse David Fox and Kathryn Vanarendonk, Vulture, 2 Apr. 2021 If a choice had to be made on who to blame for a misconnection between Ayton and Paul, Ayton is going to lose that vote. Duane Rankin, The Arizona Republic, 15 Mar. 2021 The method is used to identify large areas of four sewer systems which are polluted with misconnection discharge. Seriously Science, Discover Magazine, 31 Mar. 2015

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Word History

First Known Use

1784, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of misconnection was in 1784

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“Misconnection.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/misconnection. Accessed 17 May. 2024.

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