from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The act of aligning improperly or state of being improperly aligned.

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  • noun the state, or an instance, of being misaligned

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the spatial property of things that are not properly aligned


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  • Scope mounting misalignment is a problem with every brand mount I've used, Leupold, Burris, Weaver, etc.

    A Savage Attack on Scopes

  • Morris has been bothered by minor back spasms his last two starts, perhaps caused by a misalignment from a chiropractor. - Three NL pitchers opt out of All-Star Game

  • The way we've done it has actually made things worse because it creates what economists call misalignment of incentives.

    CNN Transcript Feb 24, 2009

  • The area of zygomaticomaxillary suture (joint between the cheekbone and upper jaw) showing the "nick," that is, the misalignment of bones owing to the fact that some fragments, such as the jugal crest shown here, are badly stuck together.

    Not Philip II of Macedon

  • The misalignment is a result of companies decentralizing their talent, yet centralizing their talent management and human resources HR organizations. News

  • Under current law, Treasury also has to determine that the misalignment is a willful attempt to gain a trade advantage before it can cite the country.

    International Political Economy Zone

  • Just by touching the delicate surface of the sensor you risk permanent damage or misalignment, which is why some DSLRs now offer dust detection and removal software - they basically say don't touch the dust, the computer will interpolate the missing portions of the image.


  • SA Reserve Bank governor Tito Mboweni on Thursday said there was concern about the "misalignment" of power relations in the global economic system, as reflected in the 1944 Bretton Woods agreement.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • (FYI - Aunty Flow is the v. fond nickname we girls give our periods .... she sounds cute that way, so maybe she'll spare us the wrath of cramps, back aches, shoulder aches, dizzy spells and 'misalignment')

    moschikat Diary Entry

  • In the face of "misalignment," the very existence of a "currency imbalance" would be sufficient to open the door to trade sanctions -- whether or not that imbalance resulted from a deliberate attempt to manipulate the market. News


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