mis·​reg·​is·​ter ˌmis-ˈre-jə-stər How to pronounce misregister (audio)
plural misregisters
: inaccurate alignment or relative positioning of printed matter and especially of a second or subsequent color with a previously printed color
Prior to printing the screen has to be stretched and mounted on a frame. The correct tension is important to avoid misregisterB. Blunden and J. Birkenshaw

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Recent Examples on the Web Canaan Valley’s chilly number was no fluke or misregister. Washington Post, 23 June 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1901, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of misregister was in 1901

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“Misregister.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/misregister. Accessed 27 Mar. 2023.

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