mislocation

noun
mis·​lo·​ca·​tion | \ ˌmis-lō-ˈkā-shən How to pronounce mislocation (audio) \
plural mislocations

Definition of mislocation

: 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, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of mislocation was circa 1661

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“Mislocation.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mislocation. Accessed 9 December 2019.

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