Definition of misidentification in US English:

misidentification

noun

  • See misidentify

    • ‘In a few cases, there are innocent misidentifications.’
    • ‘Removing the challenge period will result in misidentifications and innocent beneficiaries being punished for the crimes of others.’
    • ‘Many brown species of frogs are being killed as a result of misidentification, but the good news is that many toads did not survive the winter frosts.’
    • ‘But two blatant misidentifications are completely unforgivable.’
    • ‘This is best illustrated, as he points out, by the misidentification of Hindu religious nationalism (which is on an aggressive course) as fundamentalism.’

Pronunciation

misidentification

/-īˌdentəfəˈkāSHən/