Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • transitive verb To date (a document or event, for example) inaccurately.
  • noun An inaccurate date.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To date erroneously; give a false or wrong date to.
  • noun A wrong date.

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

  • transitive verb To put a false or erroneous date on (a document).
  • transitive verb To assign an incorrect date to.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A wrong date.
  • verb To date incorrectly; to mark with the wrong date.

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

  • verb assign the wrong date to

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From mis- +‎ date.

Examples

  • If the last X number of years is missing, it would be possible to misdate the core by shifting it to the right in the plot above.

    Juckes, Yang, Thompson and PNAS: Guliya « Climate Audit

  • Some companies engaged in a systematic effort to misdate options and hide the expense from investors.

    Backdating's New Blacklist

  • That Lenz should misdate Beethoven's visit to Berlin is not strange; that Marx, a Berliner, should, is.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 05, No. 29, March, 1860

  • In addition, particularly when the overall survey instrument is quite long such as in the DHS, interviewers may misdate events to avoid having to ask further questions about a particular child In contrast, a minimum of only two items are required for a summary birth history: the number of children ever born and the number who have died (and potentially, the month and year of the mother's first birth).

    PLoS Medicine: New Articles

  • In addition, particularly when the overall survey instrument is quite long such as in the DHS, interviewers may misdate events to avoid having to ask further questions about a particular child

    PLoS Medicine: New Articles

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