from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The misuse of something, incorrectly using (applying) something, a wrong application.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A wrong application.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A wrong or false application or purpose.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the fraudulent appropriation of funds or property entrusted to your care but actually owned by someone else
- n. wrong use or application
Sorry, no etymologies found.
Alaska's attorney general, Daniel Sullivan, tells Newsweek that regulating business is a "misapplication" of the ESA.
Friday, USA Taekwondo filed an unsuccessful protest, arguing that a "misapplication" of the rules resulted in a point being deducted from Lopez late in regulation time of his fight with Mauro Sarmiento of Italy.
They presented model legislation to correct what they called the "misapplication" of the amendment.
Steve King of Iowa, George Miller of California and Rob Woodall and Phil Gingrey, both of Georgia, said the current practice of extending U.S. citizenship to so-called "anchor babies" is a "misapplication" of the Constitution's 14th Amendment.
As I've said before, the bill is really just a messy handjob for the insurance industry now that the GOP has forced all effective provisions out of it thru fear mongering, misinformation and rabble-rousing people dumb enough to think that misapplication of the pseudo-epithet "soshulism" is a rational argument.
As a practical matter, we expect to see serious problems, because of widespread confusion and misapplication of the law.
This is not only a misreading of Jesus' words in Matthew 28:19-20 but a misapplication of their meaning as well.
The NBA will only replay games where there has been a misapplication of a rule, not one with a mistaken judgement call.
Incidents of unintended acceleration have claimed dozens of lives, and NHTSA officials have steadfastly said that, in the absence of a detectable vehicle defect, "pedal misapplication" is frequently the cause for such events.
But in the first two or three decades, I fear a protracted "Copyfight" based on a misappropriation and misapplication of Hayekian concepts.