misoriented

adjective
mis·​ori·​ent·​ed | \ ˌmis-ˈȯr-ē-ˌen-təd How to pronounce misoriented (audio) \

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, in the meaning defined above

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“Misoriented.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/misoriented. Accessed 18 Sep. 2020.

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