Definition of misapplication noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

misapplication

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˌmɪsæplɪˈkeɪʃn//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌmɪsæplɪˈkeɪʃn//
 
[uncountable, countable](formal)
 
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the use of something for the wrong purpose or in the wrong way
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: misapplication