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.

First Known Use of misoriented

1948

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