Word of the Day – Nov. 23 – Misnomer

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Noun: Misnomer  (miss-NOH-mer)

Definition:

1. The misnaming of a person in a legal instrument

2. A use of a wrong or inappropriate name: also, a wrong name or inappropriate designation.

Sample sentence: “International Airport” is something of a misnomer, since almost all of the arriving and departing planes fly short, commuter routes involving no border crossing.

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