mis·​grade | \ ˌmis-ˈgrād How to pronounce misgrade (audio) \
misgraded; misgrading

Definition of misgrade

transitive verb

: 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, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of misgrade was in 1866

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