mis·​dis·​tri·​bu·​tion ˌmis-ˌdi-strə-ˈbyü-shən How to pronounce misdistribution (audio)
plural misdistributions
: the act, action, or result of inequitable, inefficient, or unfair distribution
misdistribution of wealth among the population

Word History

First Known Use

1847, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of misdistribution was in 1847

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“Misdistribution.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/misdistribution. Accessed 9 Dec. 2023.

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