Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To set, adjust or calibrate something incorrectly
  • v. To place something in the wrong location
  • adj. Incorrectly set

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To set or place wrongly.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To set amiss; place wrongly.
  • Out of humor.

Etymologies

mis- +‎ set (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Adams evidently didn't know how the characters' South Asian names should be accented, and consequently, he consistently misset one of them

    All Alone

  • A friend who is in a position to know tells me that Adams evidently didn't know how the characters' South Asian names should be accented, and consequently, he consistently misset one of them.

    Archive 2007-10-01

  • For that matter, there's an odd section on page 104 where I ran into four English words that were all completely new to me - like replevined, rondel, misset and waddy.

    Cities of the Plain: Volume III of the Border Trilogy by Cormac McCarthy

  • In addition, running long batches was thought to improve quality by minimizing opportunities to misset machines and by keeping operators focused on the operation itself rather than changeovers.

    Lean Thinking

  • Set up procmail spam filtering on the new shell, and the quiet of the lack of junk mail is welcome - have one rule I seem to have misset, as I'm still getting mail from that person.

    randomness and scattered updates

  • Secondly, although I'd been fairly diligent about writing down the individual settings for the effects, one disadvantage of analog gear is the fairly drastic change in tone even a slight misset can make: for example, the sweep setting on a Bigbriar phaser.

    more death in the wards

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