misapplication


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mis·ap·ply

 (mĭs′ə-plī′)
tr.v. mis·ap·plied, mis·ap·ply·ing, mis·ap·plies
To use or apply wrongly.

mis·ap′pli·ca′tion (-ăp′lĭ-kā′shən) n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.misapplication - wrong use or applicationmisapplication - wrong use or application    
application, practical application - the act of bringing something to bear; using it for a particular purpose; "he advocated the application of statistics to the problem"; "a novel application of electronics to medical diagnosis"
2.misapplication - the fraudulent appropriation of funds or property entrusted to your care but actually owned by someone elsemisapplication - the fraudulent appropriation of funds or property entrusted to your care but actually owned by someone else
raid - an attempt by speculators to defraud investors
plunderage - the act of plundering (especially the embezzlement of goods on shipboard)
larceny, stealing, theft, thievery, thieving - the act of taking something from someone unlawfully; "the thieving is awful at Kennedy International"

misapplication

noun
Wrong, often corrupt use:
Translations

misapplication

[ˌmɪsæplɪˈkeɪʃən] Nmala aplicación f, uso m indebido

misapplication

[ˌmɪsæplɪˈkeɪʃən] n (= misuse) → détournement m
misapplication of funds → détournement de fonds

misapplication

[ˌmɪsæplɪˈkeɪʃən] n (of technique) → uso improprio; (of resources) → cattivo uso
References in classic literature ?
I have thought it proper to quote at length these interesting passages, because they contain a luminous abridgment of the principal arguments in favor of the Union, and must effectually remove the false impressions which a misapplication of other parts of the work was calculated to make.
Except a creature be part coward, it is not a compliment to say it is brave; it is merely a loose misapplication of the word.
Strange that their very elevation was a misapplication, that to raise seemed to falsify.
The judge observed in the 2015 verdict that it was an unfortunate fact which could not be disputed that in many cases allegations of blasphemy were levelled for extraneous purposes and in the absence of adequate safeguards against misapplication or misuse of the law by motivated persons.
This was just as the state governor, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode, urged the Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) as well as contractors in the state to comply with the public procurement regulations and processes to ensure proper utilization of government fund and resources, warning that his administration would not condone any act of misappropriation and misapplication of public funds.
It is an unfortunate fact which cannot be disputed that in many cases registered in respect of the offence of blasphemy false allegations are levelled for extraneous purposes and in the absence of adequate safeguards against misapplication or misuse of such law by motivated persons, the persons falsely accused of commission of that offence suffer beyond proportion or repair.
Murray took over the case after former prosecutor Brian Towne, 49, was charged with 13 counts of official misconduct and four counts of misapplication of funds stemming from his tenure as states attorney in LaSalle County.
They should be technical in nature, like misappreciation of the rules, misapplication of the mechanics.
It is not clear whether Tesla has launched the Chill mode due to a phenomenon that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has associated with accidental pedal misapplication.
asking the Department of the Treasurys Office of the Inspector General initiate an investigation into the misapplication of Special Government Employee (SGE) status with regard to Acting Comptroller of the Currency Keith Noreika.
1) Later, when discussing a case adjudicated in the European Court of Human Rights, he suggests that because Gillmerveen's discourse was "odious"' but had "little vituperation and no use of epithets," it was a case of the misapplication of hate speech laws.
2) Helps prevent collisions caused by pedal misapplication in parking lots and garages, which account for approximately 30% of all accidents.