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From Patrono:Xno[[Category:Patrono:Xno derivations|Misnomer]] mesnomer, noun use of Anglo-Norman and Old French verb mesnomer (to name incorrectly), from mes- (mis-) + nomer (to name) (from Latin nōmināre).

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Singular
Misnomer

Plural
Misnomers

Misnomer (plural Misnomers)
  1. 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.
  2. A term asserted to be widely used incorrectly.
    Chinese checkers is a misnomer since the game has nothing to do with China.
  3. A term whose sense in common usage conflicts with a technical sense.

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The term misnomer is sometimes used autologically as misnomer of "something asserted not to be true; a myth or mistaken belief", as in the following example:

It's a misnomer that engineers can't write.

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Infinitive
to Misnomer

Third person singular
Misnomers

Simple past
Misnomered

Past participle
Misnomered

Present participle
Misnomering

to Misnomer (third-person singular simple present Misnomers, present participle Misnomering, simple past and past participle Misnomered)
  1. (transitive) To use a misleading term; to misname.

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