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misidentification

Definitions

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  • n. An instance of misidentifying; an erroneous identification.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. False or inaccurate identification.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Incidentally, psychological problems, resulting from sexual misidentification, is not a contrived concept.

    Confining Beliefs to Defined Domains

  • According to the Innocence Project, eyewitness misidentification is the single greatest cause of wrongful convictions nationwide, playing a role in more than 75 percent of convictions overturned through DNA testing.

    Andrea Lyon: A Near Miss

  • An influential historical case of misidentification is that of the Countess Gorlitz [1].

    The Sudden Curve:

  • Within misidentification theory, there are two main schools of thought, neither of which excludes the other.

    The Sudden Curve:

  • These fall broadly into two camps, which we might call the misidentification theorists and the SHC theorists.

    The Sudden Curve:

  • According to Patanjali, the root cause of suffering and rebirth is an incorrect cognitive habit, namely the misidentification of consciousness ( purusha) with the material world (prakriti).

    The Full Feed from HuffingtonPost.com

  • The MoD has launched a full investigation into the incident, which military experts suggested could have been a case of "misidentification".

    The Independent - Frontpage RSS Feed

  • The MoD has launched a full investigation, which military experts suggesting the strike could have been a case of "misidentification".

    Evening Standard - Home

  • Someone, somewhere decided to use my identity. "reports Mildiner was left" angry, upset and scared "over his" misidentification "as a possible suspect.

    The Register

  • Names are identical or similar (5 million or more prescriptions a year according to BOP) and this system has no protection for misidentification and the resulting problems it can raise for an individual (denial of timely medication).

    Ask your doctor, and she may ask about you (Jack Bog's Blog)

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