misgrade

verb mis·grade \ ˌmis-ˈgrād \

Definition of misgrade

misgraded; misgrading
: to grade (something) wrongly
  • The following Monday the office was flooded with complaints from soldiers convinced that their exams had been misgraded by the Army computer.
  • —Bryan Bender and Kevin Baron
  • … a Brentwood home that was damaged in a mudslide caused when city employees misgraded a fire road.
  • —Christina Binkley
  • In all, he said, the company has identified seven projects for which it supplied lumber that was misgraded.
  • —Tim Healy

First Known Use of misgrade

1866

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