misposition

verb mis·po·si·tion \ ˌmis-pə-ˈzi-shən \

Definition of misposition

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

First Known Use of misposition

1919

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