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What is the term used to describe when two items have been mixed up (i.e.the month and day of a date of birth)?

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  • Can you clarify what you mean by mixed up? Saying Tuesday instead of Wednesday? Saying February, Tuesday 2, 2014?
    – bib
    Commented Feb 25, 2014 at 16:07

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Transposed, meaning when two or more things exchange places, as in "The month and the day were accidentally transposed when you filled out this form."

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Another possibility is to say that the items were interchanged.

From Collins dictionary:

interchange: to change places or cause to change places; alternate; exchange; switch

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I would say "inverted".

Example: Sorry, I inverted the month and day. I meant February 10th, not October 2nd.

Here is the Merriam-Webster definition: to change the position, order, or relationship of things so that they are the opposite of what they had been

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