misoriented

adjective

mis·​ori·​ent·​ed ˌmis-ˈȯr-ē-ˌen-təd How to pronounce misoriented (audio)
: 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.

Word History

First Known Use

1948, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of misoriented was in 1948

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Cite this Entry

“Misoriented.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/misoriented. Accessed 26 Nov. 2022.

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