misoriented

adjective
mis·​ori·​ent·​ed | \ˌmis-ˈȯr-ē-ˌen-təd \

Definition of misoriented 

: incorrectly or improperly oriented : lacking correct orientation Each riveting assembly has a … system to detect missing or misoriented fasteners …Popular Mechanics As they withdrew to the rear, they became misoriented, and instead of proceeding directly rearward, they veered off toward the left flank of the platoon …— Gregory Belenky et al.

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1948, in the meaning defined above

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