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 (mĭs-ôr′ē-ənt, -ĕnt′)
tr.v. mis·o·ri·ent·ed, mis·o·ri·ent·ing, mis·o·ri·ents
To orient incorrectly or inappropriately.

mis·o′ri·en·ta′tion n.
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vb (tr)
to orient badly or incorrectly
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(mɪsˈɔr iˌɛnt, -ˈoʊr-)

to orient wrongly or improperly.
mis•o`ri•en•ta′tion, n.
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