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- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /mɪsˈnəʊmə/
- (US) IPA(key): /mɪsˈnoʊmɚ/
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- Rhymes: -əʊmə(r)
misnomer (plural misnomers)
- A use of a term that is misleading; a misname.
- Calling it a driveway is a bit of a misnomer, since you don't drive on it, you park on it.
- 1994, Illinois. Appellate Court, Stephen Davis Porter, Illinois Appellate reports (page 257)
- […] plaintiff's misstyling himself as corporation in initial complaint constituted case of misnomer.
- A term that is misleading.
- Chinese checkers is a misnomer since the game has nothing to do with China.
- A term whose sense in common usage conflicts with a technical sense.
- It's a misnomer that engineers can't write.
use of term that is misleading
term whose sense in common usage conflicts with a technical sense
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