Definition of misalignment in English:



  • [mass noun] The incorrect arrangement or position of something in relation to something else.

    ‘the osteopath traced the headaches to misalignment of the upper cervical vertebrae’
    [count noun] ‘exchange rate misalignments’
    • ‘The consequence of this misalignment will be damage to the structure, either chronically (over time) or acutely (over a short period).’
    • ‘A combination of polarizers, interference filters, and lenses was used between light source, sample, and photomultiplier to avoid artifacts from depolarization and misalignment.’
    • ‘Mild to moderate cases of misalignment can usually be fixed in six to 12 months, but more severe cases can require up to two years of treatment, with regular check-ups on a four - to six-week basis.’
    • ‘While standing, form and position of both feet were inspected with regard to potential misalignment, deformity, asymmetry, and swelling.’
    • ‘To regain mutual understanding, we attempted to make sense of this misalignment in 37 and 38 and bring it back on track.’
    • ‘It has avoided the serious risks of prolonged exchange rate misalignment associated with fixed exchange rates.’
    • ‘We'll hear about detonation, secondary explosion effects, metal fatigue or misalignment of the planets.’
    • ‘The most common causes of amblyopia are misalignment of the eyes (crossed eyes) or significant differences in refractive error, such as farsightedness or nearsightedness, between the two eyes.’
    • ‘As a rough rule of thumb, we can estimate that because this system has the least power, it likely will have the least aberration residuals, the least sensitivity to mis-spacing and misalignment, and the lowest fabrication cost.’
    • ‘There was also a remarkable amount of misalignment - about 70% of the time, the dialogue was a few frames earlier than the picture.’
    • ‘However, they also believe that many health problems can be caused by poor posture and misalignment of muscles and joints (and, with chiropractic, particularly the spine).’
    • ‘As protracted exchange-rate misalignments are a recurrent phenomenon in global currency markets, may we conclude that the ‘euro puzzle’ represents just another incidence of their malfunctioning, a clear-cut market failure?’
    • ‘Such a philosophical misalignment can lead to poor staff relations, high turnover, low productivity and a culture riddled with growth and profitability challenges.’
    • ‘Since no two lines actually rendezvous, a shifting pattern emerges from their misalignment that evokes the nervous scrawl of a polygraph test.’
    • ‘The tracking ability performance depends on vehicle factors such as the arrangement of trailers and connections, vehicle length, suspension and tyre properties, operator steering, speed and misalignment of the axles.’
    • ‘This is one of many examples of misalignment between the documented strategy and the actual behaviors of the company, which ultimately undermines realizing the benefits a well constructed strategy, can provide.’
    • ‘In addition, larger numbers of repeats provide more opportunities for misalignment during the reannealing of the nascent strand.’
    • ‘Depending on the design of the optical system, misalignment can be a problem in lens applicator systems, particularly among those employing interchangeable lenses, where loose or worn lens couplings may allow the lens to move.’
    • ‘In an environment characterized by globalization, the developed countries are urged to foster stable and sustainable financial policies to avoid exchange rate misalignments and volatility among major currencies.’
    • ‘So misalignment between strategy and force structure decisions can have greater consequences.’