misorientation

noun mis·ori·en·ta·tion \ ˌmis-ˌȯr-ē-ən-ˈtā-shən , -ˌen- \

Definition of misorientation

plural misorientations
: the state or an instance of being improperly or incorrectly oriented
  • misorientation of migrating birds
  • … the nature of life and the absence of delusion or misorientation.
  • —Peter Harvey

First Known Use of misorientation

1914

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