misreference

noun
mis·​ref·​er·​ence | \ ˌmis-ˈre-fərn(t)s How to pronounce misreference (audio) , -ˈre-f(ə-)rən(t)s \
plural misreferences

Definition of misreference

: an incorrect or mistaken reference A few gratingly silly mistakes also intrude at that point. There is no "Place Leon Bloom" in Paris, since that spot was named after the leader of the Popular Front rather than a misreference to Leopold Bloom from Ulysses.— Mark Thomas

First Known Use of misreference

1849, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of misreference was in 1849

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“Misreference.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/misreference. Accessed 26 Oct. 2020.

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