misprogram

verb

mis·​pro·​gram ˌmis-ˈprō-ˌgram How to pronounce misprogram (audio)
-grəm
misprogrammed or misprogramed; misprogramming or misprograming

transitive verb

: to program (something, such as a machine) incorrectly
Apparently the sender had meant to broadcast the message to different recipients but had misprogrammed the [fax] machine.Peter H. Lewis
If you don't also learn to master the negative ego, it will not only misprogram your thinking, it will misprogram all your feelings and emotions …Joshua David Stone

Word History

First Known Use

1959, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of misprogram was in 1959

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Cite this Entry

“Misprogram.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/misprogram. Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

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