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  1. A use of a term asserted to be misleading.
  • Calling it a driveway is a bit of a , since you don't drive on it, you park on it.''
    1. A term asserted to be widely used incorrectly.
  • Chinese checkers is a since the game has nothing to do with China.
    1. A term whose sense in common usage conflicts with a technical sense.
    2. (context, nonstandard, see usage notes) Something asserted not to be true; a myth.
  • It's a that engineers can't write.
  • Etymology: From mesnomer, from mesnomer (to misname), mes- + nomer.

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