mis·​lo·​ca·​tion ˌmis-lō-ˈkā-shən How to pronounce mislocation (audio)
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

Examples of mislocation in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web As Sale threw long toss to prepare for his session, Pedro Martinez noticed the lefthander’s lead arm flying open early instead of staying closed on his slider, resulting in a rotational delivery and mislocation. Alex Speier, BostonGlobe.com, 25 Feb. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1661, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of mislocation was circa 1661

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“Mislocation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mislocation. Accessed 26 Feb. 2024.

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