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miscalculate

[mis-kal-kyuh-leyt] /mɪsˈkæl kyəˌleɪt/
verb (used with or without object), miscalculated, miscalculating.
1.
to calculate or judge incorrectly:
to miscalculate the time required.
Origin of miscalculate
1690-1700
First recorded in 1690-1700; mis-1 + calculate
Related forms
miscalculation, noun
miscalculator, noun
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miscalculate

/ˌmɪsˈkælkjʊˌleɪt/
verb
1.
(transitive) to calculate wrongly
Derived Forms
miscalculation, noun
miscalculator, noun
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v.

1705; from mis- (1) + calculate. Related: Miscalculated; miscalculating.

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