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tr.v. mis·at·trib·ut·ed, mis·at·trib·ut·ing, mis·at·trib·utes
To attribute incorrectly: misattributed the quotation to Dickens.

mis′at·tri·bu′tion (-ă-trĭ-byo͞o′shən) n.
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incorrect attribution
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(The website Quote Investigator has a fascinating and thorough explanation for the misattribution.)
This misleading impression of mastery can happen for many reasons, and in some instances student satisfaction with learning may represent little more than the illusion or misattribution of having learned (Stark & Freishtat, 2014).
The misattribution is easy to make because it fits so well with McLuhan's idea that tools (media, technology) are extensions of ourselves.
I consider this one of the finest single-sentence palindromes and am thankful for the correction of my misattribution.
The issue of inverted commas might initially seem trivial, but the misattribution of illness ought to be a matter of utmost sensitivity in a paper such as this.
Keeping KLS in the differential is particularly important for patients with a prior history of psychiatric illness or substance use, because these patients are at higher risk for misattribution of symptoms to pre-existing psychiatric illness.
For the UN's intent is not to highlight Israel's culpability, but to disseminate an image that spells an unabashed misattribution of blame.
A significant part of the incorrect markup estimation is misattribution of selling and general administrative expenses to markups rather than variable costs, and this omission has increased over time.--P.V.D.
27 Misattribution of blame can be debilitating and de-motivating.
Misattribution can mean, for example, that a painting was produced by the workshop or assistant to an artist.
The second considers data blind spots, such as misattribution and the trap of
The misattribution theory relies particularly on the claim that those who report PREs also tend to see connections between disparate things--a phenomenon known clinically as apophenia--so that their psi attributions reflect an overreaction to chance coincidences.