mis·​po·​si·​tion ˌmis-pə-ˈzi-shən How to pronounce misposition (audio)
mispositioned; mispositioning

transitive verb

: to position improperly or incorrectly
Among other problems, he mispositioned surgical screws, which pressed on patients' nerves …John Naish

Word History

First Known Use

1919, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of misposition was in 1919

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Cite this Entry

“Misposition.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/misposition. Accessed 8 Dec. 2023.

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