mislocation

noun mis·lo·ca·tion \ ˌmis-lō-ˈkā-shən \

Definition of mislocation

plural mislocations
: improper or inaccurate location
  • Among the more egregious errors was the mislocation of coal-burning plant Brunner Island, which was listed as being in the middle of the four-lane highway Interstate 83 six miles away from its actual location.
  • —Christina Kauffman

First Known Use of mislocation

circa 1661

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