misidentify


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identify incorrectly

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When readers were asked to identify criminal suspects pictured in stories about violent crimes, they were more likely to misidentify African-American than Caucasian suspects.
First, they urge viewers to misidentify what's important about history and to focus on the most distorting and trivial aspects of our past.
It seems that there is an additional factor present in some people--most likely a genetic factor--which allows their immune system to misidentify normal myelin as "foreign" and to mount an inappropriate immue attack against that important insulating material.
This diverse set of tests enables the system to identify microorganisms other kit-based methods do not recognize or often misidentify.
The BAC system therefore could misidentify users, which could result in one user of the BAC system being erroneously charged for someone else's purchase.