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tr.v. mis·placed, mis·plac·ing, mis·plac·es
a. To put into a wrong place: misplace punctuation in a sentence.
b. To mislay: I misplaced my wallet.
2. To bestow (confidence, for example) on an improper, unsuitable, or unworthy person or idea.

mis·place′ment n.
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Noun1.misplacement - faulty positionmisplacement - faulty position      
spatial relation, position - the spatial property of a place where or way in which something is situated; "the position of the hands on the clock"; "he specified the spatial relations of every piece of furniture on the stage"


The act or an instance of losing something:
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The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) on Sunday advised people in possession of its certificates to guard them well, saying it will not re-issue on account of misplacement, fire, flood or theft.
Of late, a demand for holding these remotes and eliminating issues, such as misplacement of remotes, has been witnessed, which has led to the invention of Remote Control Holder Market .
Archie told the congregation he found out about the prized medal's misplacement when he went to interview Billy ahead of a Scottish Cup final against Rangers.
Misplacement of the preventive CTI for potential hemopneumothorax during the first attempt was observed by computed tomography and simultaneously led to diaphragmatic penetration.
"Due to several cases of parcel misplacement we have experienced recently, it is now mondatory that we confirm delivery address from beneficiary before final delivery."
During placement of the BGA, one of the balls may have contacted the chip component, causing misplacement.
NAB had arrested director archaeology KP Dr Abdul Samad on February 14th on charges of making illegal appointments and misplacement of precious antiques.
Commenting, Gaborone Bonnington South MP, Mr Ndaba Gaolathe observed that the institution was under performing as a result of under funding and misplacement within the three arms of government.
To add to the chaos, mismanagement on the part of the examination committee led to the misplacement of many students' exam forms and they did not receive the admit slips necessary to sit the exams.
Two incidents at Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust involved the misplacement of a tube running from a patient's mouth or nose to the stomach, which can carry a risk of death or severe harm.
The fifth incident at the trust involved the misplacement of a tube running from either the mouth or the nose to the stomach, which carries a risk of death or severe harm.