misorientation

noun

mis·​ori·​en·​ta·​tion ˌmis-ˌȯr-ē-ən-ˈtā-shən How to pronounce misorientation (audio)
-ˌen-
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

Word History

First Known Use

1914, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of misorientation was in 1914

Dictionary Entries Near misorientation

Cite this Entry

“Misorientation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/misorientation. Accessed 26 May. 2024.

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