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From Anglo-Norman mesnomer, noun use of Anglo-Norman and Old French verb mesnomer (“‘to name incorrectly’”), from mes- (“‘mis-’”) + nommer (“‘to name’”) (from [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] nōmināre).
- (RP) IPA: /mɪsˈnəʊmə/, SAMPA: /mIs"n@Um@/
- (US) IPA: /mɪsˈnoʊmɚ/, SAMPA: /mIs"noUm@`/
- Rhymes: -əʊmə(r)
- A use of a term asserted to be misleading.
- Calling it a driveway is a bit of a misnomer, since you don't drive on it, you park on it.
- A term asserted to be widely used incorrectly.
- 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.
The term misnomer is sometimes used as misnomer of "something asserted not to be true; a myth".
- It's a misnomer that engineers can't write.
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Third person singular
- (transitive) To use a misleading term; to misname.
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