miscalculate

[ mis-kal-kyuh-leyt ]
/ mɪsˈkæl kyəˌleɪt /

verb (used with or without object), mis·cal·cu·lat·ed, mis·cal·cu·lat·ing.

to calculate or judge incorrectly: to miscalculate the time required.

Nearby words

  1. misbetide,
  2. misborn,
  3. misbrand,
  4. misc.,
  5. misc. doc.,
  6. miscalculation,
  7. miscall,
  8. miscanthus,
  9. miscarriage,
  10. miscarriage of justice

Origin of miscalculate

First recorded in 1690–1700; mis-1 + calculate

Related formsmis·cal·cu·la·tion, nounmis·cal·cu·la·tor, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for miscalculate

miscalculate

/ (ˌmɪsˈkælkjʊˌleɪt) /

verb

(tr) to calculate wrongly
Derived Formsmiscalculation, nounmiscalculator, noun

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Word Origin and History for miscalculate

miscalculate

v.

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

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