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tr.v. mis·dat·ed, mis·dat·ing, mis·dates
To date (a document or event, for example) inaccurately.
An inaccurate date.
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Noun1.misdating - something located at a time when it could not have existed or occurredmisdating - something located at a time when it could not have existed or occurred
timekeeping - the act or process of determining the time
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In comparison, the reciprocal misattribution and misdating of Charles Baudelaire's "Correspondances" and Arthur Rimbaud's "Voyelles" (161)--another fruit of the book's hasty editing--sound almost Nabokovian, like a joke Quilty could have planted in a motel register for Humbert Humbert's torment.
Evidently these kinds of discrepancies or gaps are sometimes due to technical glitches, the consequence of misdating or misfiling a few pages amid millions.
Greater care would have avoided errors such as misdating the Embargo Act (22); describing Andrew Jackson as a senator in 1811 (29); stating that William Henry Harrison "provoked a quarrel with Tecumseh by violating a treaty signed two years earlier," although it was actually the Treaty of Fort Wayne itself, not a violation of it, that inflamed the Indians (29); having Thomas Pinckney lead the Patriots into East Florida in March 1812 instead of George Mathews (33); saying the army captain in command of Fort Washington in 1814 was a naval officer (325); speaking of the "ever inventive Richard Fulton" (349); or declaring that the Treaty of Fort Jackson removed Indians to the West, when it did no such thing (370).
In reviewing the very different state of knowledge today, Walmsley summarises a whole series of new and stimulating conclusions--that, for example, the persistent misdating of important ceramic types had previously conflated deposits from as broad a period as the sixth to the ninth century.
A reference to the English reformer "Matthew Tyndale" (6) is an unfortunate slip, as is the misdating (96) of the fifth-century philosopher Pseudo-Dionysius.
In sum, the only clearly noticeable editorial error in this book is the inconsequential misdating of an italicized quote that appears on a transition page which separates two sections of the book.
We argue in this Article that misdating of option grants has economic implications resulting from legal, tax, disclosure, and incentive issues, all of which are detrimental to shareholders.
163) is a misdating by the chronicle of the 1409 performance.
2) Robinson seems to have started counting from her own review of Harrod (Robinson 1949), rather than from the date of publication of the book itself (Harrod 1948); the misdating recurs in the correspondence as well: letter 13 of 29 April 1970.
The misdating of the notes also raises doubts about their contents.
Although not entirely convincing in its detail and marked by a number of minor factual errors (such as misdating the Ulster expeditions of Sir Thomas Smith and the first Earl of Essex in the 1570s), Ivic's chapter shows how ideas associated with James VI & I's failed campaign of 1604-7 to refashion England and Scotland as "Great Britain" could be appropriated by proponents of the Ulster plantation to seek political and commercial support for their colonizing venture in Ireland.