Definition of misplacement in English:

misplacement

noun

  • See misplace

    • ‘System backup tapes, which are small, portable, and typically stored outside the data center for off-site disaster recovery purposes, may be susceptible to unauthorized access, data theft, misplacement, or corruption.’
    • ‘So far, there does not appear to be any deliberate tampering with the ballots, only some inadvertent misplacement of ballots has been discovered.’
    • ‘Removal and reposition were possible in case of misplacement.’
    • ‘The repeated misplacement of secret disks at Los Alamos National Laboratory has shut down the nuclear weapons center for the last six weeks.’
    • ‘In addition to performance limitations, backups and recovery procedures fail due to failure of tape drives and cartridges, misplacement of cartridges, and accidental destruction of media.’

Pronunciation

misplacement

/ˌmɪsˈpleɪsm(ə)nt/